Superintendent of troubled Iowa school district resigns

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 11, 2015 at 6:40 a.m.



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FARRAGUT, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of a troubled Iowa school district has resigned, saying he no longer has a role to play after the state's Board of Education stripped away the district's local control.

The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs reports (http://bit.ly/1NfYDp9 ) that Tom Hinrichs announced his immediate resignation on Thursday. The Farragut Community School District will close its doors this summer.

The state board placed the district under the receivership of the Green Hills Area Education Agency last month. The district had failed to meet state requirements related to spending, accessibility and academic programs.

Hinrichs says in his email announcement that he no longer has a "meaningful function" within the district, and negotiated an agreement to end his employment.

Hinrichs was previously a school administrator in Nebraska.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com

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