Brian R. Demsey, a nine-year member of the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees, has announced that he will resign in May because he no longer has children attending schools in the district.
Demsey, 48, a San Juan Capistrano insurance consultant who was reelected to a second term in November, 1988, said in his resignation letter to the district that he has contemplated quitting since his youngest daughter graduated from San Clemente High School last year. His resignation takes effect May 6.
"I have long felt that members of the school board should have children in our schools," Demsey wrote in his resignation letter. Demsey said in his letter that he received the most gratification "when our district has reached out to find new and improved ways to stimulate the educational experiences of the students and our staff."
"The most frustrating times have been when the board and district have been the objects of carefully orchestrated campaigns to push limited views into the core of the education process," Demsey also wrote.