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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