Reeves gives Board resignation letter

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Superintendent to retire after two years with UPSB

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  • UPSB School Superintendent Ted Reeves listens to reports during Monday’s school board meeting. Reeves turned in his resignation letter during a latter portion of the meeting. Gazette photo by BYRON AVERY
    UPSB School Superintendent Ted Reeves listens to reports during Monday’s school board meeting. Reeves turned in his resignation letter during a latter portion of the meeting. Gazette photo by BYRON AVERY
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During Monday’s monthly meeting of the Union Parish School Board, Superintendent Ted Reeves submitted his resignation while he was in executive session with board members.

The reason the board was in executive session was to discuss the future of Reeves with the school district. The language on the agenda stated, “To enter into executive session to discuss the professional competence of the superintendent in regard to his contract.”

When discussing personnel matters, no one is allowed in the room other than the board members, the employee and the board’s legal advisor. The discussion was in regard to whether or not Reeves’ contract would be renewed.

In his second year on the job, UPHS is a failing school, but that hasn’t come about just since Reeves took the position.

A source at Monday’s meeting said Reeves handed in his resignation after realizing he didn’t have the support to get his contract renewed.

No matter what the reason was, Reeves has resigned and his contract will end June 30.

“I resigned to retire,” Reeves said following Monday’s meeting. “My wife is happy about that. We’ll move to Texas where my grandbabies are and enjoy life.” Reeves has 39 years in the education system.

“UnionParishschools are very important to this parish,” Reeves said. “They need to become very important to the parents of the kids that go here. Because we’ve got good teachers. We’ve got good staff members and they work very hard every day. Everyone that’s employed by Union Parish schools, I’m very proud of.”