Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Glenn McGee will resign on Friday, according to school district Board President Terry Godfrey.
"I appreciate the opportunity to lead and serve this phenomenal school district," McGee said in a statement. "Blessed with a supportive community, a dedicated Board of Education, an extraordinarily capable and caring staff, and above all a student body that exemplifies excellence in character and achievement, I leave Palo Alto knowing that the district will continue to thrive, and I stand ready to provide whatever support is needed during the transition."
Godfrey didn't elaborate on the reasons for McGee's resignation, other than to say it was a personal decision and his resignation was accepted during a closed session.
"We thank Dr. McGee for his years of hard work and for his many contributions to our district. His optimism, vision and vibrancy along with the innovative programs and practices he brought to our district will be a lasting legacy," Godfrey said.
Godfrey said the district is working on an interim leadership plan and is starting a search for its next superintendent. She expects the process to search for a new superintendent to take at least the rest of the school year, something she says is a common practice.
"That's what we were planning to do anyways," she said.