Fremont Superintendent Milt Werner shocked some in the audience at tonight’s school board meeting by announcing that he is stepping down at the end of June to spend more time with his family. (Click here for news story.) He said his recent performance review and the stress of dealing with budget cuts did not play a part in his decision.
School board President Larry Sweeney confirmed that Werner received a positive evaluation and was surprised by the decision. A district press release said the board “reluctantly” accepted Werner’s resignation.
Werner will retire with two years left on his contract.
The last superintendent for FUSD, Doug Gephart, also retired early. His decision came as a shock to some as well, since he had recently signed a multi-year contract with the district.
Likewise, Pat Jaurequi stunned the community in July 2008 when she stepped down as schools chief of the New Haven school district to head another district.