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Marlow resigns from Cherokee County School Board

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Kelly Marlow has resigned from the Cherokee County School Board.

Marlow's resignation was made by email to State Superintendent Dr. John Barge. Gov. Nathan Deal, school board members, and others were copied on the email.

The letter reads:

"With considerable appreciation to my many supporters and the voters of District 1, and the parents and school children for whom all of my efforts were focused, the recent judicial determinations make it unlikely that I can effectively serve at any time in the foreseeable future. Rather than leave my seat in limbo while the issues surrounding my status are resolved, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I resign my position with the Cherokee County School Board, effective immediately."

Local law requires that the school board hold a special election to fill vacancies when more than half of the term remains.

Marlow's term expires on Dec. 31, 2016.

In 2013, Marlow was found to have violated the code of ethics when she sent a letter to AdvanceED Georgia. They are part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that grant accreditation to all school districts in the state.

In that letter dated June 11, Marlow said, "It is my opinion that the Board of Education in Cherokee County is no longer able to effectively govern the school system."

After a four-hour long ethics hearing, the board found Marlow guilty and fined her $3,600.

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