The superintendent of Huntington County Community School Corporation has announced his resignation.
J. Randy Harris submitted his resignation to the district’s board of school trustees Tuesday during a special meeting. It is effective Wednesday.
During the school board meeting, no one on the board had further comments or questions before voting. The board voted in favor of Mr. Hariss’s resignation 6-0 with one abstention.
“Both Mr. Harris and the Board agree that this was in the mutual best interest of both parties,” the district wrote in a press release.
A reason for the abrupt resignation was not provided.
WANE 15 spoke to school board president Matt Roth. He reiterated this was truly a mutual decision, and all thought the resignation was best. He continued the board appreciated Mr. Harris’s work he did for the school district.
Harris served as the district’s superintendent for four years. He oversaw the closing of Northwest and Lancaster elementary schools and the reopening of Horace Mann Elementary, and managed the redistricting of the school corporation. He also led the negotiation of four teacher contracts that raised teacher pay each time, the district recalled in a news release.
A search for a new superintendent will begin immediately, the district said. In the meantime, Assistant Superintendent Chad Daugherty and Scott Baumgardner will oversee operations.