Chickamauga City Schools Superintendent resigns 3 weeks into school year
Less than a month into the new school year, Chickamauga City Schools Superintendent Melody Day abruptly has resigned.
Day, 56, who has held the position for 12 years, said she has been thinking about retiring and considering the benefits in her retirement plan. But she said she didn't want to make a decision before the new school year began and leave the board with no replacement.
"We had a fantastic start and a great month," she said Tuesday. "It seems like a good time."
Board Chairman Corky Jewell said the resignation came at an unusual time in the school year and that board members asked Day to stay longer.
"Are we disappointed she retired? Yes. Do we have hard feelings? Not really," he said.
At the August board meeting, Day went into an executive session with the board members. After the meeting resumed, Day asked to be released from her contract and the board approved, according to the meeting minutes. Her last day was Friday.
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