By Kay Braddock
Terry Public School board members accepted the resignation of Superintendent Charles Deisher at the conclusion of Monday evening’s regular meeting.
The decision came just one week after Deisher notified board chairman Brian Morast of his upcoming announcement.
“(It’s) my decision to retire,” Deisher said, declining to comment further on what precipitated his decision to resign just one month before the start of school.
“I’d like to be out of here before school starts,” Deisher answered when asked by one board member whether he would stay on through a portion of the school year.
The board’s unanimous decision to accept Deisher’s resignation took place within minutes of the announcement and followed little discussion.
The school board will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. to talk over options for filling the position.
In other school news, the school board unanimously agreed to begin a coop with the Dawson County High School’s cross-country team. The school will pay $250 to be a co-op with the DCHS cross-country team.
Terry High School track coach Leann Lantis brought the proposal to the board after she was contacted by the DCHS cross-country coach.
The cross-country season runs concurrently with the volleyball and football seasons, but Lantis explained that cross country practices and meets will not conflict with those sports’ activities, allowing athletes to compete in both.
“It’s going to benefit my track program,” Lantis said, adding “If I didn’t believe my kids could do both I wouldn’t be here.”
The school’s final budget meeting for the school year will be Friday, August 13 at 7 p.m.
Published July 28, 2010