The Kannapolis City Schools’ Board of Education Vice Chair Daniel Wallace has announced that he will resign from the board, effective Tuesday, Nov. 5. Wallace is stepping down to focus more on his family and his career with the Kannapolis Police Department, where he is a captain.

Wallace began his service with the Board of Education in July 2015. He was appointed by the board to serve the remaining three years of Millie Hall’s term. Hall resigned in June 2015 due to health reasons.

Wallace has served successfully on the board since 2015 and was elected by the board to become vice chair in June 2017. In May 2018, Wallace was elected to serve his own four-year term on the board. However, Wallace said, recent changes and developments in his life have led to his decision to step down.

“It has been an amazing opportunity for me to serve the students, staff and families of Kannapolis City Schools,” Wallace says, “and I will miss working directly with the Board of Education. However, due to recent changes and developments in my life, it is time that I focus on my career and family needs. I truly believe that our students, staff and families are worth every minute of time we can give them, and I’m very proud of the accomplishments we have made together. I will continue to be an advocate for Kannapolis City Schools, and I wish everyone in KCS Godspeed.”

“Since joining the Board of Education, Daniel Wallace has been a true asset to Kannapolis City Schools,” said Todd Adams, Board of Education chairman. “His unique perspective as a police officer who has served inside schools has been extremely valuable on many occasions. Daniel is not only respected in the school system but also throughout the community because of his love for children and the city of Kannapolis. I will miss serving with Daniel, and all of us on the board and in the school system wish him and his family success and happiness in the future.”

The Kannapolis City Board of Education will accept applications to fill the remainder of Daniel Wallace’s four-year term, which will expire in June 2022.

To be eligible, applicants must live within the Kannapolis City Schools district and be residents of Cabarrus County. The application is available on the Kannapolis City Schools’ website under the Board of Education section. The application is available on-line at https://www.kcs.k12.nc.us/Page/711.

Applicants should fill out the application and submit it by 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The Board of Education will review applications and choose someone to serve the remainder of Wallace’s term.

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