Popa resigns from school board after promotion to assistant village manager

Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

KALKASKA – Two familiar faces in the Village of Kalkaska and Kalkaska Public Schools have recently taking on new roles.

After nearly two decades in law enforcement, including serving with the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department and then the last three with the village’s Kalkaska Department of Public Safety, Aaron Popa isn’t exactly a stranger when attending a meeting or other local event.

That’s also because he was a longtime member of the KPS Board of Education. Or he was, at least until December when he resigned.

“Due to changes in my life and a need to focus on my job and family, I will not be able complete the remainder of my term with the board,” Popa wrote in a Dec. 13 letter, in which he announced his intentions to resign immediately.

“I do still look forward to working with this board and the district to assure that our schools are a safe place for our children and our staff,” he added. “Please know that my dedication to the district, staff and students will never change.”

One thing that has changed for Popa is his role in the village. He initially joined the KDPS as a part-time officer. Now, he’s a full-time sergeant and the department’s most senior certified law enforcement officer.

And, as of the regular meeting of the Kalkaska Village Council on Dec. 10, Popa is also Kalkaska’s new assistant village manager.

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