Kansas City Superintendent Offers Resignation
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City school Superintendent John Covington says he will resign, although the resignation has not been officially accepted. Board president Airick Leonard West announced the resignation during a school board meeting Thursday night. No reason was given
and most district and civic officials said they were stunned by the news. Covington came to the district in 2009, becoming the 26th superintendent in the troubled district since 1969. He made an immediate impact, when the district closed more than 40 percent of its school buildings. He also led an effort to cut millions of dollars from the district's budget, which included teacher layoffs. Longtime board member Arthur Benson said after the announcement
that he also will resign if Covington leaves the district.