PROVO Provo School Board member Sandy Packard announced via e-mail over the weekend she is not running for another term.
After serving two four-year terms on the board, Packard says she won't run again due to personal and family issues, but she also has three main reasons for not wanting to return.
First, Packard says she supported the seismic study of the district's schools and that has been completed. She hopes the district will follow through with the study's recommendations for seismic improvements.
Second, Packard says while she has battled the socio-economic divide between the district's two high schools, she feels she has "failed in this objective."
"I no longer believe it is possible to achieve this goal working within the system," she stated in her e-mail. In an interview with the Deseret Morning News on Monday, Packard said, of the issues between Provo and Timpview High Schools, "I feel like it's gotten worse over time."
Third, Packard said she supported the closure of Grandview Elementary School and some people are still upset. "It's always painful when you close a school," she said.