On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the Sullivan County School Board voted, 8-0, to accept the retirement request of Dr. Susan Higley. The Board voted that Dr. Higley’s services would end as of Tuesday night. On Thursday, October 14, 2021, Dr. Susan Higley informed the Sullivan County School Board of her intention to retire effective December 31, 2021. The Board voted to install Douglas Lindner, the District’s Business Manager, as Acting Superintendent, beginning Wednesday, October 20, 2021. In the weeks to come, the search for a new superintendent will begin. Steps have already been taken to mobilize that process. The Board would like to assure Sullivan County families that no disruption will occur to learning or the functioning of the school district. We have complete faith in Mr. Lindner and our building principals to continue to keep our children safe, supported, and learning. As always, the Board welcomes the public’s feedback and invites everyone to attend the next in-person committee meeting, Tuesday November 9th at 6 p.m. A copy of this post is available by clicking here.