Below is the resignation letter sent to the Carmi-White County Unit #5 school board today. Board member Kelli Chapman was elected in 2013 from Hawthorne Township and was in her second term which ends next spring.
"To: CWC School Board and Superintendent
Due to my personal convictions, I am no longer able to serve as a member of the Carmi-White County Unit #5 School Board.
It is with deep regret that I find it impossible to continue down the path the district is on and hereby resign my position.
It has been an honor to serve the students of my home town and I wish every one of them the very best.
Kelli M. Chapman