Thursday, April 1, 2021

School board president resigns, applicants sought

Edward Martell, who served as a Romulus Community Schools Board of Education Trustee since 2018, announced his immediate resignation due to a change of residency, effective Monday, March 22.

Superintendent of Romulus Community Schools Dr. Benjamin P. Edmondson said that Martell, who served as president of the school board, was “the epitome of what our board president needed to be” since taking over six months ago. 

“He shielded us from nonsense at the board table; he emphasized order; he worked collaboratively with me and the board members; he led with efficiency and not once micromanaged.” 

The remaining members of the board of education will be accepting letters of intent for candidates interested in completing Martell's term which will end Dec. 31, 2022. Elections for this seat are planned for November, 2022.

Qualified candidates must be a resident within the boundaries of the Romulus Community Schools District; a registered voter in the school district; 18 years of age or older and a citizen of the United States of America

Board members will interview qualified applicants at a special meeting and expect to appoint a new member within the next 30 days. 

For additional information or 

questions, contact Debi Pyles, interim board president, at