Superintendent of troubled system resigns

August 18, 2009 10:09:46 AM PDT
Halifax County Superintendent Geraldine Middleton announced her resignation Monday evening at the board of education meeting. It is effective September 18. Middleton had served as superintendent since July 2007. When she began the position, she was faced with a financial crisis from the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years.

In March of this year, a judge and Halifax County schools agreed to a plan for state intervention following subpar test scores.

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According to records, the systems had experienced low standardized test scores for the past five years.

"It is both with resolve and anticipation that I submit my resignation effective September 18, 2009," Middleton said. "I have accepted an opportunity to further my current career goals and achieve growth within a new adventure."

Middleton will serve as chief area officer with the Chicago Public School System.


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