It’s Official – Myrna is Moving On…

In a  letter to the Culver City School Board Members dated June 2, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Myrna Rivera Coté formally tendered her resignation.

She wrote “This letter is being sent to inform you that I have accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for the El Rancho Unified School District. I am requesting that the effective date of my resignation be June 30, 2010.

I am extremely proud of the numerous accomplishments that have occurred in the Culver City Unified School District during my three and one half year tenure as Superintendent. Our focus on student achievement and providing students with quality educational programs has been rewarded with several well-deserved academic awards and recognitions. Test scores continue to rise and teachers are working very hard to address the needs of our students while also accelerating the educational opportunities offered to them. We have incorporated the arts into our daily activities and serve as an Arts for All model for other districts to emulate. Our administrators are true leaders in their chosen profession and I thank them all for their efforts to improve the lives of the children and community they serve each and every day. And the passing of the Parcel Tax in the November, 2009 election underscored the importance of having an involved and supportive community.

I wish all of you the very best in your future pursuits and would like to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to have served as your Superintendent. You have every reason to be very exceptionally proud of the Culver City Unified School District and its employees. It is an outstanding school district with an excellent future.”

School Board Vice President Scott Zeidman had this to say;  “I thought she did a great job, based upon the pay that we were able to offer, she did very well. She’s got to do what’s best for her family, and I wish her well.”

The school board will begin to consider the position of superintendent in a closed session next week.

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