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BREAKING: Morris High School superintendent stepping down five months into contract

Joseph Waldron
Joseph Waldron

MORRIS – After taking the reigns of Morris Community High School District 101, Superintendent Joe Waldron. In a closed session meeting Monday, the school board discussed Waldron's request to "separate from his contract due to personal reasons," according to a statement.

"At this time the board is working with Dr. Waldron and the district’s legal counsel to develop a separation agreement and work toward a transition plan," the statement read.

When reached for comment, Waldron issued the following statement:

“It is with a heavy heart that my wife and I have come to this point. The Community of Morris and the people of Morris HS have been incredible to our family. Unfortunately, for personal reasons that cannot be avoided or remedied, we have made the decision to leave Morris. MCHS is a tremendous academic institution with a board, faculty and staff that truly care about the students first. This is a very sad time for everyone involved, but the board is working toward a positive transition plan and the foundation of Morris HS is strong.”

The school board approved Waldron with a 7-0 vote last December, bringing him on with a $138,000 salary. He replaced superintendent Patrick Halloran, who retired at the end of last school year. Waldron began July 1.

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