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By Will Fritz
Staff Writer 

FUESD board member retires


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 5:50am

Patty de Jong, who retired from the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District board recently, spends a moment with a FUESD student. 

Longtime Fallbrook Union Elementary School District governing board member Patty de Jong announced she is stepping down from her position after more than 24 years.

"I turned 65 this year, which is the age at which a lot of people retire, and I cannot retire from my regular job – I don't want to. But I can retire from this job," De Jong said. "My dad always told me, 'You'll know when you've had enough.' I've had enough. So effective tonight, I am resigning, or the word I prefer, retiring from this position."

De Jong runs a tax accounting business outside of her position as a school board...

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