Longtime Nebraska Ed Board member resigning, citing health

October 8, 2021 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime member of the Nebraska Board of Education has announced her resignation from the board, citing undisclosed health reasons.

State officials announced on Friday that Patricia Timm, 74, of Beatrice, is leaving the board after 17 years. Timm was first appointed to represent a large southeastern segment of the state in 2004 by then-Gov. Mike Johanns.

Since then, she has twice served as board president. Before joining the state board, Timm had served on the Beatrice School Board for 16 years. She is a retired kindergarten and art teacher.

Gov. Pete Ricketts will appoint a new board member to represent District 5 for the remainder of Timm’s term, which expires in January 2023.