2 Escanaba Area Public Schools educators resign

Published: Jan. 20, 2020 at 9:22 PM EST
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Two Escanaba Area Public Schools educators have resigned.

This comes after a unanimous vote by the school board to accept their resignations at a regular meeting on Monday night.

Former director of the Escanaba Student Success Center, Spring Irving, and former junior high principal, Jude VanDamme are no longer employed with the school district. This information was made available at the Monday meeting.

The reason for the resignations and the terms of their resignation agreements are not available at this time.

Additionally, the superintendent and school board have no comment.

On January 10, superintendent Coby Fletcher sent out a

informing parents who to reach out to should they have questions that would have been fielded by those now vacant positions.

Those who stepped up to fill those roles will continue to do so for the time being.

"They'll remain in those positions. We will post for an assistant principal to help us out at the secondary level and that will help alleviate some of the work that they have to do, but for now those people will remain the primary contacts,” says superintendent Coby Fletcher.

The assistant principal position will be posted shortly, as Fletcher has plans to consolidate grades six through 12 under once principal with two assistant principals.

The Soo Hill Elementary School sale also made slight progress, and was on the agenda.

The agent working with Escanaba Area Public Schools expects to have an appraisal in the next ten days, while the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District expects the results of their building inspection in the coming days as well.

The school board must approve any sale before it is finalized.

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