Updated: School Board Votes Yes, Honors Taft

The Pitt County Board of Education formally honored the late Kathy Taft Monday.

Taft was buried in Greenville Saturday, one week after she was found badly beaten at the home of her friend, John Geil, in Raleigh. She died at the hospital Tuesday.

Taft served on the Pitt County Board of Education from 1990 to 1996 before her appointment to the State Board of Education.

The resolution, with the full backing of the board, recalls that at her final meeting on the Pitt County Board of Education, she challenged fellow board members to remember that "nothing was as important as the children."

Police in Raleigh continue to investigate Taft's murder. Detectives say they are still working to determine whether the attack was a random act of violence.

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