Superintendent of Madison Consolidated Schools tenders resignation
Come July 1, Ginger Bolinger will step into a new role.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The superintendent of Madison Consolidated Schools tendered her resignation Wednesday morning, and the district must now act quickly to find an interim leader.
According to a letter sent by Superintendent Ginger Bolinger to the district's faculty and staff, Bolinger's resignation will go into effect on May 31. She said she has accepted the position of superintendent with Duneland School Corporation in northern Indiana. She begins her new role there on July 1.
"It was really a pretty easy decision once they made the offer," Bolinger said. "It's very common that you would see a superintendent leave their position and take another one between April and May. That's a common time period, and that's how it worked for me, and I'm really happy."
Bolinger has lead MCS since 2012. In the past six months, community members expressed public outrage towards central office. When popular high school principal Kevin Yancey was reassigned, students walked out of class and hosted rallies. Parents wore T-shirts calling for the board to fire Bolinger.
"Two buildings were closed before I arrived as superintendent, so there was a lot of 'passion,' I'll call it, in the community," Bolinger said. "Since that time, we've had some other really controversial issues we've had to deal with."
Parents and grandparents of students look to the future for a new leader.
"I'm hoping they find somebody and take their time," Mary Childress said.
"When I was young, my grandmother shared a story with me about passengers on a train," Bolinger wrote in the letter. "In essence, the story described how we are all on a train traveling through life. Sometimes your train stops in different places and you enjoy new seatmates from time-to-time. It has been my pleasure to meet many of you and share time as seatmates on the train of life."
A spokesperson for Duneland School Corporation confirmed Bolinger's new role there.
The school board will be tasked with appointing an interim superintendent. There's no word on when that will happen or who could be considered potential candidates.
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