BENTON CITY -- Kiona-Benton City School Board member Jill Renz-Whitman is resigning from the board, weeks before the end of her term. The resignation is expected to be accepted at the board's Monday meeting. Superintendent Rom Castilleja said Renz-Whitman has cited personal reasons for her resignation. Renz-Whitman's voicemail was full and a message could not be left for her.
Renz-Whitman, who was elected to the board in 2009, is barred from re-election because she moved out of the area of the district her position is assigned to.
Of the three board positions up for election this November, board member Dan Raap is the only incumbent left standing. Former board chairman Charles Gray was knocked out by two challengers during the August primary election.