Chairman Announces Departure from Board of Education

Javin Fann, who is in his second term as a member of the Cannon County School Board, and has been serving as chairman for two years has submitted his resignation from the panel. 

Fann’s brief letter detailed frustration with challenges faced by the board in doing its work.

Javin Fann

He said, “I have given Cannon County Schools five years of my life, giving it with open mind and spirit.  Going into it I truly thought that I could make positive changes to help the students of Cannon County.  Having said that I realize that it is truly to no avail.” He continued, “The powers that be do not truly want what is best for the Children of Cannon County.  I am not going into details about specifics, but my opinion and concerns are of no value.  Due to my time that has been sacrificed and ignored for the most part I hereby am turning in my resignation.”

Fann was elected in 2016, and again in 2020, to represent District 4.

Cannon County Schools Director Freddy Curtis expressed sadness, and said, “We sincerely appreciate the service of  Javin Fann of District 4 for the past five years on the Board and as Chairman of the Cannon County Board of Education for the past nearly two years.” Curtis noted that Fann has been instrumental in developing both VISION and MISSION of Cannon County Schools – VISION – ‘Engaged in Excellence EVERY Day in EVERY Way!’ through OUR MISSION – ‘To Create a Unified Environment That Will Provide Opportunities for All Students to Reach Their Full Potential! He also wished Fann the best.

Curtis has informed other school board members and county officials of Fann’s resignation.  To fill the position on an interim basis, the vacancy has been placed on the agenda for the next monthly meeting of the county commission on Saturday, July 10th, at 10:00 a.m. at the courthouse. Individuals interested in serving on the school board on an interim basis must live in District 4 and discuss their interest with their county commissioner.  The full commission will vote for this open position, and the individual approved will serve until the General Special Election is held next year.