BY TREVOR CADDEL Record Gazette
Banning School Board member Anne Price has chosen to step down from her position in the coming weeks. She says the decision came after her and her husband, Jim Price chose to move back to where they are originally from in South Carolina. Anne said the couple decided that it was wiser for them to relocate now rather than at the end of her term because of their increasing age and the potential difficulties they could face should they decide to stay until her term finished.
Price was elected in 2017 and took her position in December of that same year.
Her term runs through December of 2022.
The unusual five-year term is due to School Board elections being moved to even numbered years but it is traditionally an elected position held for a four-year long term.
Price declined to reflect on her time serving on the School Board but did speak highly of the members and community.
“I just loved working with the School Board,” Price said.
She said her last day would be May 17 officially, but that she plans to stay involved where she can while she and her husband, former planning commissioner Jim Price, sell their home.
Alfredo Andrade, the school board president, said Price was “Great at representing the students, representing the staff and the school board.”
Andrade said the position was officially opened on May 3 and remains open for a 10-day period, closing on May 13, at which point the board will review the potential candidates.
At the next school board meeting on May 16, the board will make an appointment for the position, and that person will serve until December of this year.
November elections will determine who fills the position in December, along with the other open school board positions that will become vacant at the end of this year.