The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 18, 2013

Adams-King resigns post

By Melissa Klaric
Herald Staff Writer

SHARON — Sharon City School Board on Monday accepted the resignation of the Rev. Lora Adams-King as a school board member effective immediately.

Adams-King did not attend the meeting, leaving Melvin Bandzak, president of the board, to read her resignation letter at the end of an otherwise quiet meeting.

In her letter, Adams-King said she was grateful to serve on the board for so many years. She did not specify a reason for her resignation, and could not be reached after the board meeting for comment.

Adams-King is superintendent of Farrell Area School District and a pastor at a Franklin church.

Her resignation opens up a seat with a term of two years.

At the primary election in May, four new faces were voted onto the board to serve four-year terms, leaving incumbents John Outrakis and Pamela Corini out in the cold.

John Sarandrea, superintendent, said the board can appoint a replacement to “start today through the end of November.”

“We will talk about,” he said, referring to the school board. “By law, we have 30 days to make that decision.”

Adams-King, 49, of 711 Shady Ave., Sharon, was appointed to the school board in August 1996 and served for awhile as the board president.

Adams-King has juggled a variety of positions for many years.

After working in the Farrell school district as an elementary aide in 1998, she rose steadily through the ranks there. She became high school principal in August 2008.

On May 10, 2010, Adams-King was named school superintendent at Farrell.

Meanwhile, she has served as pastor of the Erie Street Church of God in Franklin for about 14 years.