Appleton school board member resigns as online school frustrations build

APPLETON – Appleton School Board Vice President Leah Olson resigned from her post on Monday, citing the need to spend more time with her family as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. 

At a virtual meeting set for noon Thursday, the six remaining school board members will officially launch the process of filling the vacancy. 

The resignation comes amid growing family and community frustration with the Appleton Area School District’s decision to keep learning entirely online so far this school year.

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