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Huntington County Community Schools superintendent resigns

May 1, 2019

Huntington County Community Schools is on the hunt for a new superintendent following the resignation of its leader, effective today. 

The school board accepted Superintendent Randy Harris’ resignation at a special meeting Tuesday night. 

Harris and the board agreed that was in the best interest of both parties, according to a statement prepared by Matt Roth, board president. 

Assistant superintendents Chad Daugherty and Scott Bumgardner will be responsible for regular operations until a new superintendent is hired, the statement said. 

The board immediately will begin the process of filling the position, it added. 

With the district for nearly four years, Harris guided the school system through difficult processes, including redistricting, the closure of Northwest and Lancaster elementary schools, the reopening of Horace Mann Elementary School and remodeling projects at Huntington North High School, the statement said. 

It noted Harris also participated in four teacher contract negotiations, which led to increased pay each time. 

“The board thanks Mr. Harris for his service to HCCSC and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” the statement said. 

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