Columbia Schools Superintendent Announces Resignation

5 years 4 months 1 week ago Wednesday, January 08 2014 Jan 8, 2014 Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:04:00 PM CST January 08, 2014 in News
By: Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The superintendent of Columbia Public Schools announced his retirement Wednesday.

Chris Belcher's resignation is effective June 30, 2014. The superintendent joined the district's Board of Education five years ago.

Following his departure, Belcher will serve as a faculty member for the University of Missouri College of Education.

Belcher wrote in a letter to the Board of Education the decision was "more emotional than [he] anticipated."

He highlighted community input, a united leadership team and a dedicated staff throughout his notice. 

The Board of Education will meet Jan. 13 to discuss next steps for the vacant position.

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