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Former Janesville official resigns in Stevens Point

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Gazette staff
May 13, 2010
— A former Janesville school official has resigned his post as superintendent of the Stevens Point School District.

Steve Johnson became superintendent in Stevens Point in 2008 after 22 years as personnel director for the Janesville School District.


Johnson announced Tuesday that his last day would be July 31, the Stevens Point Journal reported.


“Stevens Point is a wonderful community. I am appreciative of the many friendships, relationships and acquaintances I have made during my tenure with the district,” Johnson said in a statement. “However, it is my belief that my services would be better utilized elsewhere.”


Johnson did not immediately indicate whether he has any job prospects elsewhere.


Johnson is the second Stevens Point administrator to resign within a month. In late April, Jack Stoskopf Jr., assistant superintendent for operations, took a similar job with the D.C. Everest School District.


Also, Human Resources Director Dave Anderson is in the running for Wisconsin Rapids School District superintendent.


One school board member said he wasn’t surprised by the resignation because of difficult issues and low morale in the district, according to the Journal.


Another school board member said she was surprised.


A $7.1 million school referendum failed narrowly April 7.


The board was scheduled to meet Wednesday to consider options, including the hiring of an interim superintendent.



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