RICHMOND - Terri Serra, who has been charged with two separate offenses related to an Oct. 23 car crash that injured four teenage boys, has resigned from the Chariho Regional School Committee.
Serra notified Richmond Town Council President B. Joseph Reddish of her resignation on Thursday, Nov. 3, with a letter and a phone call. The council will have to vote to accept Serra’s resignation at its next meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.
The committee is now short one member, and a new person must be found to fill Serra’s seat. Serra ran unopposed for the only Richmond seat available on the committee during the 2010 election. She had served one 4-year term before that.
Richmond town charter states that the candidate with the second most votes be appointed to the position, however, since Serra had no opposition when she was elected to her most recent term, the council must find a different town resident to fill the seat.
A state law known as the Chariho Act, which governs the regional school district, states that the town council of whichever town the member that created the vacancy is from will appoint a new member by majority vote of the council.
There are three years left on Serra’s current term.
For more information, pick up a copy of The Chariho Times.