Two Clearwater school leaders resign this week

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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CLEARWATER, Kan.--- A school board member and the superintendent of Clearwater Schools have submitted their resignations this week.

USD 264 Superintendent Mike Roth accepted a new position as the superintendent of the Leavenworth school district. His resignation from Clearwater will take effect June 30th.

"It's a great school district. It's a fantastic community and I truly appreciate all the support the community's given me," said Roth, who has served in the leadership position since 2006.

Roth's contract was renewed in February and would have ended after the 2015-2016 school year.

For the last few years Roth said he had been looking for a professional career move into a larger school district. Clearwater currently serves about 1,100 students and Leavenworth serves about 3,000 students.

On Monday, the school board accepted the resignation of board member Jeff Klausmeyer, which was effective immediately.

Last month, residents in Clearwater received a mystery mailer accusing the school district of turning a blind eye on a possible swingers lifestyle. The mailer had no return address and the person has not been identified.

"I think it's a coward. If you have something to say against somebody, come out and say it, so they can defend themselves," said Barbara Hufford, Clearwater resident.

The vacant school board seat will be filled through an application process and will be further discussed at the March 26th 6:30 p.m. meeting. Those interested in the seat will be notified through a published ordinance.

The superintendent search began on Wednesday and applications are due by April 9th. For more information about this job, click here.

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