Friday, July 27, 2012
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ALBANY — Dougherty County School Child Nutrition Services Director Vanessa Hayes has tendered her resignation.
A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Albany Herald on Friday that Hayes turned in her resignation early Friday afternoon “to pursue a better job opportunity.”
Hayes’ contract was not renewed in May following a motion by School Board member Velvet Riggins, who had been indicted by a Dougherty County grand jury on charges that she had fruadulently obtained free or reduced-cost school lunches for her children.
In a surprise move in late June, Hayes was offered a new contract. Board member David Maschke made the motion to reconsider Hayes’ non-renewal, and she was returned to her position on a 4-2 vote, with Riggins abstaining.