Montgomery Co. interim superintendent quits

MONTGOMERY CO., GA (WTOC) - The interim superintendent of the Montgomery County schools has quit his position.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Charles Warnock said, "it is clear that the Montgomery County Board of Education does not wish to follow my leadership."

He submitted his notice to the board and that by mutual agreement the termination was accepted effective Wednesday, according to the statement.

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Statement from Warnock:

After a review of recent Board meetings, it is clear that the Montgomery County Board of Education does not wish to follow my leadership as Interim Superintendent. The aims and desires of the Board do not align with my vision for the Montgomery County Schools. Some Board members seems to be personally and politically motivated, whereas the agenda should be based on best practices, fairness to all employees, and fiscal responsibility.

Our contractual agreement allows for termination by choice of either party upon given notice. Today I have given notice to the Board that I no longer wish to be employed by them. By mutual agreement, the termination was accepted effective today.

It is not my wish to have a hand in any further wrong-doings to the employees and students of this school system. My actions and recommendations have been dictated by my professional experience and Christian values. It appears that the Board does not share my beliefs, and a severance of our relationship is appropriate at this time.

Unfortunately, my hopes of assisting the Board in resolving some of the issues facing the school system have not come to fruition. It is my desire that the current problems are appropriately resolved and order restored for the good of the employees, the staff, and most importantly, the students.