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BREAKING: Howard steps down as superintendent

Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard

After five years at the helm of the Butler County School District, Superintendent Scott Howard has announced his intention to resign from the position.  Howard made the announcement earlier tonight at a called meeting of the Butler County Board of Education.  The superintendent cited a desire to spend more time with his family and ready for a new challenge as contributing factors for his decision.  Howard said he is interested in remaining in the Butler County School District in some capacity.

In a letter released at the meeting Howard said the following:

"I hereby offer my resignation as Superintendent of the Butler County School District effective September 30, 2012 contingent on my transfer to a position as an administrator.  I do not desire to resign my employment with the School District, only my position as Superintendent.  I understand that my transfer to a position as an administrator will result in a decrease in compensation and that upon my transfer I will be paid under the School District's salary schedule based on my rank, years of service and any extended employment days.  If I cannot be transferred to a position as an administrator, I do not desire to resign my position as Superintendent, and I withdraw my offer of resignation."

Howard thanked his wife Gina for her support and stated, "I am very thankful and humble for the opporunity to serve as superintendent of Butler County Schools."

Scott Howard began his career in education as an elementary teacher at Lewisburg Elementary in Logan County for seven years.  He returned to Butler County as a classroom teacher at MES, for three years, before assuming the principal's job at Fourth District Elementary, which he held for five years.  Howard served two years as assistant principal at North Butler Elementary following the consolidation of Fourth and Fifth District.  He served as the district-wide food service coordinator, as well, during this time.  Next, Howard was named principal at Butler County Middle School - a position he held for one year prior to becoming superintendent.  Howard replaced Larry Woods as Butler County Schools' superintendent. 

 The board accepted Howard's resignation.




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