After just four years at the helm of the school district, New Rochelle Superintendent Brian Osborne has announced his intention to step down from his position.
In a statement released by the school district on Friday morning, officials announced that Osborne would finish out the next academic before resigning, effective June 30 next year.
“We are writing to share an update that Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne has informed the Board of Education that he wishes not to extend his contract that expires on June 30, 2019, due to personal reasons,” officials wrote. “It is his intention to remain as superintendent through the 2018-19 year.”
The resignation comes on the heels of a series of violent incidents involving students at the high school, including a fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old junior from the school.
Osborne began his tenure on July 1, 2014 , when he came from the South Orange-Maplewood School District.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Education, we would like to thank Dr. Osborne for his tireless efforts and dedication to the students and families across the New Rochelle community,” officials wrote to parents. “Among the many accomplishments we have achieved together under his leadership over the past four years include enhanced fiscal stability, upgrades to our facilities, significant improvements to consistent and coherent school curriculum and increased commitment to equity for all students.”
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