Resignation of Mr. Jimmy Lenderman

Chattooga County School Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman has announced his resignation as Chattooga County School Superintendent in a letter to the Board of Education today.

The letter was addressed to the Board of Education and in the letter the Superintendent said that it was “with deep regret” that he was announcing his retirement.  Mr. Lenderman has served as Chattooga County School Superintendent since 2011.

Lenderman went on in the letter to say that a “caustic relationship between the board of education and the community’” has developed since the board hastily voted to switch from a four-day school week to a five-day school week.   Lenderman also said that some in the community feel that the Board of Education is bullying the public – a reference to the Board of Education using terms like “disorderly conduct” in reference to  the public participation at recent board meetings.

Mr. Lenderman concluded his letter by saying he wished he could stay, but he does not want to be associated with the current board of education.