The Carrollton School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Administration building. While this week’s agenda included a series of reports and reviews regarding the district, a key statement came in the last five minutes from Superintendent Judith DeLany.
“I tendered my retirement resignation at the end of this 2012-2013 school year.”
DeLany says announcing her retirement early in the school year will allow the district several months to find her replacement without feeling the crunch of an approaching fall semester.
“It’s probably the biggest thing that a school board does is to find that person,” she says. “That’s really their main employee and if you can get a head start on that then you have a better job of finding a good applicant.”
In other business board members heard the latest results of the membership enrollment which DeLany reports is down from previous years.
“Since 2007 we’ve lost approximately 13 percent of our students”
While the numbers of jobs in the community have declined DeLany says efforts are underway to bring new employment opportunities into the central Missouri district.
Click to hear KMZU’s Janet Adkison talk with Superintendent Judith Delaney…