Bayfield Superintendent Dean Hill has resigned from his position. The decision was made for personal reasons, said Barbara Wickman, president of the Bayfield School District School Board.
The board has been in the process of informing district staff and families about the resignation over the last week, Wickman said.
Hill resigned on Jan. 13.
In a letter to the editor, Hill wrote that he holds no ill feelings toward anyone on the board.
The Bayfield School District School Board and I mutually parted ways as we had different visions of what the direction of the district should be, he said.
I appreciated the time that I had there and the people I worked with, he said during a phone call Wednesday night.
Each school in the district sent out an e-mail notification about Hills resignation on Tuesday and Wednesday, Wickman said.
She said the board is looking for an interim superintendent to fill out the rest of the school year. The board will begin the search for a permanent superintendent once the interim position is filled, she said.
In the meantime, Bayfield Middle School Principal Mike Lister will be the acting superintendent, she said.
Lister declined to comment on the situation.
Meanwhile, parents and community members said they dont know much beyond rumors about what happened.
The whole community is very concerned about it, said parent Kellie Paxton. We should have the right to know whats happening in the school district when our kids are going there.
As of Wednesday night, Paxton said she hadnt received any e-mail from the district about Hills resignation.
Nor had Janie Hoover, who has four children in the district.
We havent gotten anything, quite honestly, Hoover said. I have just heard everything through rumor.
The resignation was unexpected among many.
I sure didnt see it coming, Hoover said.