Two school district administrators have been reassigned to classroom duty, Davis school board president Gina Daleiden announced Thursday night, but the district has not yet announced their names.
Daleiden said Saturday that the administrators had not yet received formal notice of the board’s decision.
Currently, the school district has one posted administrative opening, for the principal’s job at Birch Lane Elementary, where longtime Principal Kathy Tyzzer announced several weeks ago that she will retire at the end of the current school year.
The board’s closed-session action Thursday was calendar-driven to a degree. Administrators, who are credentialed, must be given notice by Saturday, March 15, if the district does not intend to have them continue in their post for the next school year.
Davis has released and reassigned administrators on occasion in the past, and these moves often occur in early March. A few years ago, Emerson Junior High School Principal Diane Studley was released and assigned to a job as an elementary school physical education teacher — a position she held for a few years, and then retired.
More recently, Davis High School Principal Jacqui Moore was released and assigned to a classroom teaching position for the coming school year; a few months later, she took a job outside the district instead.
There also has been at least one instance in which an elementary school principal — Robb Rodden — asked to be released and reassigned to a classroom teaching position, for personal reasons.
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