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Stevens Point superintendent announces resignation

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - The Stevens Point school board is holding a special meeting Wednesday night after the superintendent announced his resignation.

Attila Weninger released a letter to the school board Monday night with his announcement.

"I gave the board per my contract a letter of resignation," said Weninger.

Weninger sent a letter to the school board Monday night saying "I hereby tender my voluntary and irrevocable letter of resignation from my position as superintendent and employment with the district". He also says he will not accept an extension or renewal of his contract next year.

"I want to be with my family more,” said Weninger. “I have two children who live out of the Midwest and three grandchildren."

There was some controversy around an extension of his contract last summer. The head of the teacher's union said he did not show good leadership, but the superintendent says this decision has nothing to do with that.

"You debate issues sometimes,” said Weninger. “They get controversial, sometimes they're not but that's all part of the job."

After the superintendent's announcement, the newly elected board president Angel Faxon is speaking out. In a statement released to Newsline 9 about the meeting, she says "having just been elected president, I will limit my comments. The situation is being checked by legal counsel, and I will contact the press/public with more information as it becomes available."

Another board member has also resigned. Renae Shiebley sent her letter Monday morning. She tells us her resignation is for personal reasons, and it has nothing to do with the superintendent's decision.

For now, Weninger says he's focusing on finishing his term, and putting his school district first.

"The focus that we have maintained over these four years is on students," said Weninger.

The superintendent says the resignation won't happen immediately. He is set to finish his term until June 30, 2015.

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