Education
8:34 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Omaha Public Schools board chooses new leaders

The Omaha Public Schools board has new leadership.

Former OPS board president Freddie Gray

Board members voted unanimously Wednesday night to accept Freddie Gray’s resignation. Gray submitted a letter of resignation Tuesday, saying she’s accepted a new job that would prevent her from effectively serving on the OPS board.

New OPS board president Marian Fey thanked Gray for her service to OPS and the community.  "She’s a tireless advocate for young people and I appreciate the time that I had serving with her on this board and in other capacities as well."

Gray was re-elected to the District Two seat on the OPS board last November.

Mary Morrissey was elected OPS board vice-president with eight votes. Morrissey was also vice-president of the OPS board during Gray’s first term as president.