David Kerr resigned this week from the Butte school board, citing personal reasons.

Kerr referred to a resignation letter he sent to the district this week for comments when contacted Wednesday by The Standard. In it he said he and his wife, Bobbie, needed to move closer to family. Kerr also said he was grateful to have served on the board and stated that he always made decisions with Butte students in mind first.

“My sole goal in serving our students and their parents was to base my decisions on factors that would serve their best academic and personal interests, rather than accommodate my personal biases, or those of any special interest group,” he said.

Superintendent Linda Reksten said Kerr will be missed on the board.

“He was a tireless advocate for music and really wanted to build that program,” she said. “And he was very supportive of some of the new programs we’re implementing to make the schools better.”

Kerr was elected to the board in 2009. His term is up next May.

Under district policy, the board will seek applicants to complete Kerr’s term and choose a replacement. That person will be up for election next year.


Reporter Nick Gevock may be reached at nick.gevock@mtstandard.com.

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