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Womack quits school transportation post
SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2014
Newly-elected county supervisor Earl Womack has resigned his position as transportation coordinator for Halifax County Public Schools, a decision he said this week was due to health and family reasons.
The School Board unanimously accepted Womack’s resignation Monday night following a closed session. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Merle Herndon and school trustees declined comment on Womack’s resignation, citing personnel concerns.
As transportation coordinator, Womack earned a $45,390 salary.
In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Womack said he tendered his resignation to Herndon last Thursday. Womack said he told Herndon that he is dealing with some health issues and his doctor told him he has “too many things on his plate” right now.
“I’ve just come back from my doctor now and I have to go back this afternoon,” Womack said yesterday.
Womack has been with the school system for the past nine years, starting out as a substitute bus driver and rising through the ranks to lead driver training education and other functions. As transportation coordinator, he has overseen employee and student discipline with a focus on safety and accident prevention.
Womack, who was narrowly elected in November to represent ED-3 on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, said the resignation will not affect his work on the governing body of the county. He said he has no intention of resigning as supervisor.
“I just had to get some things off my plate and take care of my health,” he said.
CommentsYep, that's what I'd eject, a paying job with benefits. Our first BOS member on welfare. What an honor. Unbelievable, only in HC.
- By Really on 01 / 16 / 14
CommentsWhy do you assume he will go on welfare? Is it because of your very very low IQ or are you just plain stupid?? WHICH ONE???????????
- By Amazed by ignorant people on 01 / 20 / 14
CommentsHusband + wife= 8 children (no job)= ss disability or food stamps=welfare
- By Equals on 01 / 21 / 14
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