If you’ve heard a rumor that principal Dr. Chad Coffman may be leaving, you’ve heard correctly.
According to Avon Schools superintendent Jim Reitenbach, Dr. Coffman has “completed his duties” for the current school year and he has accepted Dr. Coffman’s resignation with, well, resignation.
“He deserves nothing but accolades and we are sad to see him leave," Reitenbach told Avon Patch in an interview Thursday morning. "Dr. Coffman has been with us for ten great years and has provided us with outstanding leadership and excellence in education for Avon.”
With one year left on his current three-year contract with the Avon School District, Dr. Coffman tendered his resignation July 6.
He did so after a special Parma City Schools’ Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 5, after which Dr. Coffman was installed the new high school principal of Parma High School, one of three high schools in that district.
Reitenbach said that this week would be “interesting” as it relates to positional moves across the state’s many educational systems.
Under Ohio law, educators can resign from their current contract before a July 10 deadline without conferring with their current board of education employer first.
Resignations tendered after that July 10 deadline can be declined by the current employing board of education.
According to Reitenbach, the date was likely installed by the state to blunt the difficulty school districts can experience in finding a suitable replacement.
The next Avon school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26.