THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Douglas Scott Bojanich during a May 26 special meeting.

Following a closed session the board voted 7-0 to adopt the following resolution:

“Whereas Superintendent Douglas Scott Bojanich has submitted a letter of resignation indicating a resignation date of July 31st, 2021, citing as reasons his decision to retire given health concerns exacerbated by challenges made more difficult by the pandemic. Whereas Business Manager Brian Brown has agreed to act as interim acting superintendent during such periods that the superintendent needs to be out of the office due to health concerns, and until such time as the district is able to hire a new superintendent provided the new superintendent’s employed within a reasonable period of time. Therefore be it resolved that Superintendent Douglas Scott Bojanich’s letter of resignation is hereby accepted by the district with the date of his resignation from employment with the district being July 31st, 2021. Be it further resolved that the board hereby appoints Business Manager Brian Brown as interim acting superintendent during such periods the superintendent is out of the office due to health concerns or other reasons, permitting him to act with the same authority as the superintendent in such times, and after the superintendent’s resignation is effective until such time as the district is able to hire a new superintendent, with the board’s intention of employing a new superintendent prior to the start of the next school year.”

A meeting on the search for the district’s next superintendent is likely during the second week of June (tentatively set for June 14).

In other May 26 business, the River Valley Board of Education:

  • Were told presentations from two architects on plans for an all-grades building at the site of the current middle/high school is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.
  • Discussed temporarily establishing a personnel committee that would focus on helping to fill open positions such as assistant principal/athletic director and superintendent with further details, discussion and a possible vote expected at the next board meeting.

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