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Edna superintendent resigns at board's request

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
July 8, 2013 at 2:08 a.m.

Bob Wells

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Edna ISD Superintendent Bob Wells resigns.

Resignation was agreed upon in unanimous vote (6-0) by school board members.

Wells was not expecting board's decision.

Wells expected leave date is June, 2014.

After 14 years with Edna school district, superintendent Bob Wells has resigned.

The Edna school board accepted Wells' resignation during a special meeting June 24. The date was Wells' 14th work anniversary with the district.

Board members unanimously voted for Wells to step down, with a tentative ending date of June 30, 2014.

"It is my plan when my time is up to relax for a little while and rest and decompress and then make a long-term career decision," Wells, 63, said Monday. "I may apply for another superintendency or go to a university and teach."

An official statement released by the school district regarding Wells' resignation stated board members did not share a common vision for running the district:

"For school systems to be successful, the seven members of the board and the superintendent must share a common vision for the district and share a common philosophy of how to achieve that vision. This is no longer true in Edna. That is the reason the board requested Mr. Wells departure and why Mr. Wells agreed to do so. The separation is civil and professional."

Wells said the board's decision was unexpected, and he is working with board members to finalize a leave date, which may be sometime this year.

There are some projects to be accomplished before Wells' departure, he said, and board members may advise him to accomplish those tasks before asking the superintendent to leave office.

"I really don't know when I will leave. My guess is that it will be before Christmas, but that's just a guess," he said.

Multiple calls to school board president Patrick Brzozowski were not returned.

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