And it came as a shock to school board members, who learned of the resignations in a late afternoon memo.
Those resigning include:
- Rebecca Lee-Gwin, chief financial officer
- Mary Esselman, chief of curriculum officer
- MiUndrae Prince, chief academic officer
Board members said there is a lot of anxiety among teachers and staff as a Jan. 1 state takeover looms.
"The anxiety that that has created amongst staff has, I think, led to some of the resignations that we're seeing," said Crispin Rea Jr., school board member. "From a board perspective, it makes it harder for us to continue to move forward and maintain stability in all of this turmoil. Our success is so dependent on maintaining a strong, stable administrative team."
Another school board meeting is scheduled for Monday evening.