Superintendent Gil Mendoza sent an email to Sumner School District staff today announcing his plan to leave his post, effective June 30.
Patch spoke with Mendoza on the phone this morning and he confirmed that, at tonight's school board meeting, the "mutual separation" will be voted on and confirmed.
"The school board and I have reached a point where we don't see eye-to-eye on important issues anymore," said Mendoza. He wouldn't elaborate on what those specific issues might be, only stating that after tonight's meeting, the matter will be public record.
Patch will be at the school board meeting tonight and will keep you informed on any developments.
Here is the letter Mendoza sent to district staff:
Dear District Staff:
I send this email to inform you that June 30 will be my last day as your superintendent. The School Board and I have reached a point where our views on critical issues in leadership are not aligned. As such we have agreed to a mutual separation.
I want to thank you for your support, untiring efforts on behalf of our students and families, and for everything I have been blessed to learn from you. Sumner is a great place to learn! We have wonderful communities that support our work. We have made great progress toward learning for all. I urge you to continue your commitment to our primary mission of student learning. Take care of yourself, each other and those we serve. Blessings.