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An important message from DCSD Board of Education: September 8, 2020 Dear Doug…

2020-09-08 18:38:47

An important message from DCSD Board of Education:

September 8, 2020

Dear Douglas County Community,

We have important news to share with our school district family. At a Special Meeting of the DCSD Board of Education on September 8, Superintendent Thomas Tucker resigned from the school district, effective September 30, 2020.

Dr. Tucker said it was a personally difficult decision, sharing that his immediate family remained in Ohio when he was hired as superintendent in July 2018, and that his mother in Arkansas is facing increasing health challenges. You can view his announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch…. The Board unanimously accepted his resignation. Dr. Tucker will remain on leave through the effective resignation date, but will be available as needed to assist the Board with the transition to an interim superintendent.

We recognize the difficult timing of this news, with it coming at the beginning of a school year. However, we have the utmost confidence in our 8,300 staff members keeping our district moving forward. We know our students, staff and families are in good hands with the systems and structures that have been put into place. DCSD will continue educating and caring for our students every day.

In accordance with the Board’s emergency succession policy, Chief Assessment and Data Officer Matt Reynolds and Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise will share the superintendent responsibilities for our school district until an interim superintendent is named. At a future meeting, the Board will discuss the appointment of an interim superintendent and the process for initiating a superintendent search.

Thank you for being part of our DCSD family.

David Ray
President
DCSD Board of Education

on behalf of

Christina Ciancio-Schor
Anthony Graziano
Elizabeth Hanson
Krista Holtzmann
Kevin Leung
Susan Meek

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