Embattled Normandy schools superintendent to resign | Education

NORMANDY — Marcus Robinson will resign as superintendent of the Normandy Schools Collaborative two years following taking the occupation devoid of the precise {qualifications}.

In a letter despatched Tuesday to Normandy employees members, Robinson claimed he’ll step down June 30 to make means for a superintendent “who’s in alignment with (the school board’s) new values, ambitions, and ambitions for our school group.”

Following month, Normandy voters will elect two of seven members of the college board for the preliminary time contemplating that 2014, when the purpose out took administration of the struggling district.

The Normandy College Board employed Robinson in April 2020 with a $215,000 annual wage and a a few-year deal. On the time, district leaders talked about Robinson ready to whole his doctoral diploma from Columbia College by December 2020 and that his Missouri superintendent certification would shortly abide by.

Robinson’s solely situation credential stays a substitute instructing certification.

The situation regulation requires lowering a district’s accreditation standing following two a very long time beneath an uncertified superintendent. In Normandy, that will imply dropping from provisionally accredited to unaccredited.

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When Robinson took round as superintendent, Normandy learners skilled probably the most inexpensive examine scores within the situation, with 15% of pupils proficient in finding out and seven% in math. Final spring, proper after a calendar yr when most pupils took programs on the net, they scored most cost-effective within the situation in English with 14% proficiency and second-least costly in math with 5% proficiency.