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Berger leaving Laclede Co. R-1

After 5 years at the helm of the district, the superintendent takes job at Waynesville

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Dr. Chris Berger

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:06 pm

Laclede County R-1 Superintendent Dr. Chris Berger is resigning after five years in the district, but he will be staying in the region.

In a press release to the media today, the district announced that the Laclede County R-1 School Board has accepted Berger’s resignation.

Berger will finish out the school year before starting at his new position as an assistant superintendent in the Waynesville R-6 district.

“I have enjoyed working with a committed staff and strong support from the board of education. Most of all I have enjoyed the kids — kids that come from a community very much like the community I grew up in,” Berger said in the release.

Berger presented the board with his resignation during a closed session prior to its regular monthly meeting on Monday. The board decided to let Berger out of his contract, which did not expire until 2015, according to Berger. The superintendent’s resignation will take effect on June 30, and he will begin at Waynesville on July 1.

“I want to thank Dr. Berger for his many contributions to our school system over the last five years,” Board President Craig Huckaby said in the statement. He added that Berger shows a “true commitment to the students.”

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  • onespeaksoutothersfollow posted at 6:02 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    onespeaksoutothersfollow Posts: 4

    [huh] This is somewhat of a Victory for our Community in Conway. But is this man going to be held accountable for not reporting. We must remember, he is a mandatory reporter, he needs to be held accountable, as do anyone else that tried covering up and allowing abuse to a child, How can it feel right to allow the problem to be passed on to another school. Does that feel right? Feels great to know you're not going to have to deal with the problem anymore, but why should any parent have to be concerned about having someone cover up an abuse problem in another school system.. I'm not saying he'll do it again, but whats his record? Is Waynesville aware of what has happened? To put someone like that in a place of TRUST position is not a good idea, in my opinion. We as parents need to know our children are going to be safe when they go to school, church, church camp or other school activities, We need to take a stand and stand firm, until each and every individual like that is weeded out of our schools, where the other employees can speak up and be heard when there's a problem.....and most of all our children can speak out, be heard and know that they're important enough that sexual assualts and bullying will not be tolerated. In my heart one's covering up the problems are just as or maybe even more guilty then the ones that have done the crimes. And yes sexual assault and bulling are a crime.

  • LebanonCitizen posted at 2:43 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    LebanonCitizen Posts: 8

    There is still an investigation against the school because of him lying and covering up sexual assault and other bullying by several students at Conway.He never reported it or let these bullies who are connected to him and his family get any punishment. One of these same bullies back several weeks ago again sexually harrassed a Conway school employee's 11 year old girl and that bully finally was going to get in trouble so he had to leave the school. This happened at Dora and now Conway. Watch out Waynesville.