Richmond Public Schools, superintendent parting ways on June 30

Published: Apr. 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2017 at 5:07 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Public Schools announced Saturday that Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden will leave the school system on June 30.

The announcement comes just a month after many residents were upset about a projected $8.3 million surplus in the budget.

The school system says officials and Bedden reached a "mutual agreement" that he will depart at the of June.

Bedden joined the school system in 2014.


Statement on School Division Leadership Today, the School Board of the City of Richmond announces that the School Board and Superintendent, Dr. Dana Bedden, have discussed a mutual agreement that Dr. Bedden's term as division superintendent will end on June 30, 2017.

The parties are working to negotiate the specific terms of the separation. The School Board thanks Dr. Bedden for his contributions to our school division and appreciates his service during the past three and a half years to our students, parents, staff and administration.

We wish Dr. Bedden well. The School Board remains committed to creating the best environment for students to learn, thrive and grow. It is our intent to immediately seek new leadership that shares our vision. In the next few weeks, we will outline a superintendent search process, as well as identify an interim superintendent to take the helm July 1, 2017

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