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Montgomery Superintendent Resigns
Monday, 06 December 2010

December 6-  The superintendent of the Montgomery County school system is resigning effective December 31.


Dr. Lynn Batten announced his decision at Monday night's school board meeting.  "I think it's in the best interest of the school system.  We have new board leadership coming on board and I think they should have the opportunity to employ a superintendent who is aligned with their philosophy and their vision for the schools and the students of Montgomery County," he said.

Dr. Batten took the job in Montgomery County in September of 2007 following the scandal that ended the employment of former superintendent Dale Clark.  Since then voters in the county have completely replaced members of the school board.

Monday night longtime chairman Randall Morris and members Dorothy Days and Henry Price were recognized as they complete their terms of office.

Dr. Batten says, "I think I have helped somewhat in the healing process although the community has a long way to go in moving forward.  I'd like to see a new leaf and I hope there is a stable environment where things can move forward.  There are a lot of good people here and we've certainly made progress while I've been here in student achievement, and I'd like to see even more improvement if the climate of mistrust improves and a new leaf is turned," he said.

Dr. Batten will remain in a part-time capacity starting January 1 until the new school board hires his successor.

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