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Rhodes resigns as superintendent of schools

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Tuesday night’s school board meeting saw a big change for Wrangell schools next year.

Superintendent Rich Rhodes put in his letter of resignation at the meeting.

It will take effect June 30th, 2014, or the end of this school year.

In his letter to the board, he says his main reason for leaving is to return to family in California.

He also says he thinks this is an appropriate time of year to resign, based on the timeline required to hire a new superintendent.

In the letter he says he is committed to assisting with the process of hiring a replacement.

There will be a special school board meeting to discuss the hire on January 6th.

The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for January 20th.

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