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Newark schools superintendent rescinds resignation

NEWARK — Superintendent Dave Marken rescinded his resignation Thursday, telling school board members in a letter that he will continue to lead Newark schools until his contract expires next June.

“My duty is to the students of Newark, and so I will no longer remain unresponsive to the overwhelming support of the community and leadership of the district,” Marken said in the letter. “I am rescinding my resignation, effective immediately, and will fulfill the terms of my contract.”

His letter was sent a day before the five-member school board planned to interview at least one candidate to replace him. The interview is scheduled for closed session at a special board meeting at 3 p.m. Friday, at the Silliman Center, 6800 Mowry Ave.

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Chris DeBenedetti