At a special meeting Tuesday, the board of education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Donald Bechtel.
came to Pocahontas County in 2013 and finished the 2012-2013 school year as principal at Hillsboro Elementary School
Nine weeks into the 2013-2014 school year, Bechtel was appointed as interim superintendent.
From there, the board hired him as superintendent - the position he
will vacate June 30.
Addressing the board, Bechtel
appreciation for the members support in his
two years at the helm of the school system.
"I'm appreciative of your support," he
"I feel like in the past two years, collectively, we've been able to achieve a lot at each of the five schools.
I feel like the morale at the board office - we worked real hard to have opportunities during the past two years to really change the culture here and we've been able to do that."
Board president Emery Grimes thanked Bechtel for his service and wished him well.
"Pocahontas is a special place and please know that I value the friendships that I've made along the way," Bechtel