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Warren school board member steps down

Faulkner served one day short of 30 years

WARREN — After serving on the Warren City Schools Board of Education for nearly 30 years, Robert Faulkner is stepping down to spend more time with his family.

“There is a time and season for every activity under the heaven. That time and season has come for me to tenure my resignation as a member of the Warren City Schools Board of Education after 29 years. It has been at times a very challenging experience but overall very wonderful and rewarding,” Faulkner said during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Faulkner won seven elections to the board since 1991 and has worked with eight superintendents.

While he no longer will be on the Warren board, Faulkner will continue his final year in 2021 as Warren school’s representative to the Trumbull Career and Technical Center board. He was appointed to that position.

Faulkner said he had many memorable experiences but most enjoyed being Santa Claus for students at Horace Mann School.

“Thank you for your commitment to the Warren schools. You are a fixture in the Warren community,” board member Julian Walker said.

Board President Patricia Limperos said in a non-COVID-19 world, his service would have been celebrated with cake and a gathering.

“You have served one day shy of 30 years and accomplished so much as a board member for the Warren schools. You have left an indelible mark on the Warren city schools and our community as a champion of public education,” she said.

Board member John Fowley said Faulkner was like “a sea anchor who kept the board stable through a lot of rough waters.”

Limperos said applications to fill Faulkner’s seat will be available on the district website and accepted until 4 p.m. Dec. 17. She said interviews will be held and the person named by Jan. 2, and then the individual will be sworn in at board’s organizational meeting Jan. 5.

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