USD 398 superintendant resigns
USD 398 Board of Education announced the resignation of district superintendent Rex Watson at the board meeting Monday.
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#1 Nov 19, 2011
Rex Watson was an excellent Superintendent -- the best, in my opinion, USD 398 has ever had -- whose position it will be difficult, if not impossible to fill. I consider it to have been an honor and a privilege to have served under Mr. Watson as a school board member. He made an unfortunate mistake for which he has been asked to resign without an adequate chance to defend his position. He has been driven from office before he has even been given a trial for the accusation of DUI. Largely because of this travesty and the fact that I no longer trust nor can respect many of the current board members, I have tendered my resignation as a USD 398 board member. I sincerely hope and pray that a rational and sympathetic public will rally in support of this good man.
#2 Nov 22, 2011
We appreciate the time you gave on the USD 398 board of education. Many of us in the "398 family" feel the same as you about this event but were unable to voice our concerns/thoughts/support. Our first thoughts were, "We all make mistakes." All the changes happened too quickly and behind closed doors. I doubt that many of the USD 398 faculty/staff and community of Peabody-Burns know there is now only a 6 member BOE. Again, thank you for your service. Mr. Watson was a superintendent with many visions for our district. It has been difficult to be in a leader in education these last 5+ years due to the budget issues. But, many of us felt that he kept us informed of the situation here in our district and he truly had the best intrest of our kids/staff at heart. He was readily attempting to keep our school ALIVE.
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