Julie spoke with Adam C. Brooks of The Brooks Report early Friday and had this to say, “I’ve been on the board for 16-years which is a long time and now was the best time for me and my family. I will still be here and an active volunteer in this community.” When asked about what will happen with her seat she had this to say, “That will be up to the board members to decide if they want to appoint someone or let it remain vacant for now. I hope someone young with kids in the district will look at the importence of the position and run.”
In a Facebook post to her friends late Thursday evening Walker explains her decision.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank this board and this community for supporting me over the 16 years. After a lot of thought over the past month, I have decided it is necessary to submit my letter of resignation effective immediately. My career has become increasingly demanding, and I know I cannot devote the full time and attention to the great things that the district has ahead of us. I am so thankful that the bond passed, and I am confident this board will make the best decisions moving forward with it. I want to thank these board members and I can honestly say out of all the groups that I have been a part of before, this is the best group ever to work with which makes this decision even harder for me. I also want to thank the administrators and staff for trusting me all of these years. Many of you have been with me from the beginning so you know it has been a long journey but you have made our district the great district that it is. And, to the teachers, I hope that I have helped you by serving as the chair of the Liaison committee for so many years, and I hope that the next board member will do the same because your voices need to be heard. And, lastly I want to thank my family. It is not easy being a school board trustee. My kids were 14, 3 and 2 when I was elected and it took a lot of time from them and my husband and I am forever grateful. Now with 3 grandbabies, and two kids in college I need to be able to give time back to them & my husband. I will still be active in our community and please don’t hesitate to ask if I can do anything to help you in the future. Thank you for allowing me to represent the tax payers of Lumberton ISD since 2003. I have been very blessed.”
Pictured Julie and husband Johnny Walker.