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Change in Leadership Coming to Fayetteville Schools

FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A change in leadership is coming to one of the largest school districts in Northwest Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A change in leadership is coming to one of the largest school districts in Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville School District Superintendent Vicki Thomas announced her resignation Monday, according to district spokesman, Alan Wilbourn. Thomas’ resignation takes effect June 30th. Wilbourn says Thomas is going back home to Texas to care for a sick family member. The Fayetteville School Board accepted Thomas’ resignation at a special meeting Monday. Wilbourn tells KNWA/Fox24 that the search for a replacement will begin immediately. The school district released a statement on its facebook page shortly after Thomas’ resignation went public:

"Fayetteville Board of Education has accepted the resignation of superintendent Vicki Thomas, effective June 30, 2014. Mrs. Thomas submitted her resignation to enable her family to move to Texas to care for an ailing family member. The school board members thanked Mrs. Thomas for her service to the district, particularly for her efforts in helping to pass the millage election in 2010 for the transformation of Fayetteville High School and in helping the district prepare for the Common Core standards."

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