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Orchard Park School Board President Alfred McClymonds is resigning next month to move to Texas to be closer to family.

McClymonds, who is in his third year as board president, has served on the board for seven years.

His resignation opens up a third seat on the board for voters in May.

The seats of Donna Omar and Natalie Schaffer expire this year. The candidates receiving the two highest vote totals will be elected to those three-year terms, starting July 1. The candidate coming in third will fill the remainder of McClymond’s term, which will start May 21 and end on June 30, 2015.

The president will step down April 25, and he said he believes the board is in good hands.

“We work well together. I don’t have any thoughts it can’t continue,” he said. “There are good, powerful people on the board. They all believe they want to move the district forward for the kids.”

McClymonds said he and his wife will move closer to their son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

“I have had the honor and privilege of being allowed to serve my country for 27 years in the Marine Corps, followed by another 27 years in education, first as a teacher, then as an administrator and now as a board member,” he said, adding that he and his wife, Nancy, are thinking of their move as a “change in duty station.”

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