Tonda Potts has been the superintendent of Brighton School District 27J for about a year and a half.
The board accepted her
resignation at a meeting Tuesday night.The resignation is effective at the end of the month.
"Basically, there was an agreement between the board and I that was in our mutual interests to separate," Potts
said Thursday."So I resigned." Potts declined to elaborate about her departure, as did school board President Ernie Lopez, who, when contacted, read from a prepared statement regarding Potts' departure.
...Potts said the audit didn't cover the period while she was superintendent and said such issues did not spur her resignation.
"There's no cause," she
is proud of her
record in improving student achievement at the district.
Two schools in the district that were rated "low" last year jumped to "average" this year, and one school went from "average" to "high." Potts said she will continue to work in education, possibly as a consultant. She
received a separation agreement as part of her
resignation but declined to specify the amount of money involved.