Winans submits resignation, board accepts
Eudora High Principal Marty Kobza expected to be named as acting superintendent
After just one year on the job, Eudora school superintendent Dave Winans has announced his resignation.
Eudora Board of Education President Marion Johnson accepted Winans' resignation, citing differences on leadership style between the board and Winans. It will be effective June 1, but Winans left the office Monday. The board has scheduled a special meeting for 6:30 p.m., Thursday at the district office.
Johnson said Eudora High Principal Marty Kobza is expected to fill the vacancy. The board will take action on Kobza and determine its next step at the Thursday meeting.
"Until that time, Marty will serve as acting superintendent," Johnson said.
"I want to thank the Board of Education for extending me the opportunity to serve as superintendent," Winans said in the press release. "To a man, the board members are dedicated to the young people of Eudora and each of them meets the often thankless responsibilities of service with care and sincerity. They are entitled to have a superintendent who provides a better fit and I will pursue other opportunities to serve comforted by board members' honorable intentions for the well being of Eudora's young people."
Winans was hired in May of 2000 after serving 12 years as assistant superintendent for the Leavenworth school district.
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