Board still mum on Schmidt's resignation

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Education > New president says the school board will issue a statement soon

By Tris DeRoma

One would think in the wake of the superintendent’s resignation Monday, there’d be some tension at Tuesday night’s Los Alamos School Board meeting.
However, except for a few grumbles about the media and a request from a resident to the board about the issue, interactions between the superintendent and the board were smooth, cordial and professional as they carried out the people’s business.
One of the first items on the agenda was picking a new slate of officers, which was completed in about 10 minutes. Judy Bjarke-McKenzie was elected president, Kevin Honnell vice president and Matt Williams was re-elected secretary.
At the meeting, Jim Hall, as his last act as president, handed a statement to the press regarding his personal opinion on media coverage, what went on during the executive sessions regarding Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt and plans to hire a new superintendent.

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