Claremont School Board member resigns

Published: 06-26-2023 3:43 PM

CLAREMONT — Claremont School Board member Steven Horsky announced his resignation from the board last week, citing a lack of respect and professionalism from another board member toward him as his reason for stepping down. 

Horsky, who also served as SAU 6 chairman, said in a prepared statement at last Wednesday’s board meeting that “personal attacks from board members” had interfered with his ability to perform his elected duties. 

“The divisive national politics and the lack of respect and decorum toward me have made my time on the board over the last few months unbearable,” Horsky stated. 

Horsky departed the meeting immediately after announcing his resignation. 

Horsky said in a Friday interview that his conflict was with one specific board member, whose name he declined to disclose.

Horsky, elected in 2021, was serving his final year of a three-year term.

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