UPDATE: Gwinn superintendent to resign

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2023 at 12:44 PM EDT
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GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - The superintendent of Gwinn Area Community Schools has submitted his resignation after he was offered a position at his previous school district in Lower Michigan.

Brandon Bruce plans to leave his current position at the end of the month, according to a school board agenda released late Friday afternoon. The district’s school board has called a special meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to formally accept the resignation and discuss the search for a replacement.

Bruce’s resignation comes as the district considers creating a central campus for all K-12 students. The Gwinn graduate became the district superintendent two years ago.

In a statement on the school district’s Facebook page, Bruce says he was contacted last week and offered a job in the Hart Public School District. Bruce says he had not been looking to leave but cannot pass up the opportunity that was offered. Bruce says it was not an easy decision but the best one for his family.

Bruce was the principal of Hart High School from 2018-2021, before he took the job in Gwinn.

“I am proud to have had the opportunity to work for GACS as superintendent and appreciate the staff and board of education,” Bruce said in his Facebook post. “We have made some great progress in the district and there is a bright future ahead. I hope the work and focus of the bond proposal does not slow down. This is what is needed for this district and will support the educational needs of the students for the next three decades.”