Beaufort County School Board Chairman Steps Down

Changes are on the way for the Beaufort County School Board as the board chairman announced he is stepping down.

Robert Belcher says he will resign from his post as Chairman of the Beaufort County Board of Education as of August 16, the next board meeting.

In a letter to the school board and superintendent, dated July 19, Belcher talks mostly about strife between the school board and the Beaufort County Commissioners. "I cannot in good conscience any longer sit across the table and negotiate from a position of weakness with the county commissioners. Pleading and begging are not strengths for me," Belcher wrote. "Therefore I tender to you my letter of resignation as chairman of the school board."

Belcher will continue to serve his term on the school board as the representative of his district until November 2012.

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