ST. DAVID — The St. David Unified School District Governing Board will be discussing the resignation of Superintendent Arleen Kennedy at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting.

The board is expected to approve Kennedy’s letter of resignation under new business. The meeting occurred after the News-Sun went to the printer.

Kennedy, who holds a doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership out of Morgan State University in Maryland, was hired as superintendent in July 2018, replacing the district’s former superintendent Mark Goodman. Her resignation stems in part from a dispute between community members regarding how she handled issues within the district.

In response to concerns from unhappy parents, Kennedy requested an investigation into the complaints, with the distinct turning to an outside investigator from the Phoenix area.

The investigation’s findings were addressed in executive session at a special meeting in March, and were not made available to the public.

“Overall, I’ve enjoyed my experience in St. David and I look forward to exploring other opportunities,” Kennedy told the News-Sun Tuesday morning.

Check next week’s issue of the News-Sun for an update and reaction from Tuesday’s meeting.

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