Changing of the Guard at VACTE

VACTE seeks new CEO after Lois Lamer resigns

Lois Lamer

Lois Lamer

COTTONWOOD - A search is on for a new CEO for the Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education (VACTE) after Lois Lamer's resignation was accepted by the governing board during its March 11 meeting.

The meeting agenda stated "The Governing Board may vote to convene in executive session, which shall not be open to the public . . . with regards to pending or contemplated litigation." It goes on to say "possible action . . . to seek an Interim Superintendent . . . and consult with the District's Attorney(s) regarding transition matters."

Steve Dockray, president of the governing board, stated today, "Other than she resigned, I can't say anything else. The facility is closed for spring break."

Attempts to reach other board members were not answered.

"It is my understanding that Mrs. Lamar resigned her position last Friday, and the Governing Board accepted the resignation. I do not know any details," said Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent.

Lamer had worked for VACTE for five years and was preceded in that position by her husband Marv. Attempts to contact her for comment were not returned as of press time.

A request for minutes of the meeting is pending as of press time. Section 7.10, 7.11. of the Arizona Open Meeting Law states that "the minutes or a recording of a public meeting must be available for public inspection within three working days after the meeting."

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