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The Neligh-Oakdale School board unanimously approved the resignation of Superintendent Scott Greogry during a special board meeting on Monday night.
The letter sent to the school board was dated June 24.
According to his letter, Gregory’s resignation will be effective August 5. He told the board that he will be pursuing “an opportunity at the post-secondary level that will also serve my spouse’s professional goals, as well as meet personal wishes in regards to being closer to family.”
Ron Gilg made a motion to approve his resignation, with regrets. The motion, seconded by Kenny Reinke, passed on a 6-0 vote.
Gregory has accepted a position with Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kans. He will work in the Department of Teacher Education and serve as the director of field experience, placing student-teachers in schools. Gregory said he will also be an instructor for two college courses — classroom management and discipline and student-teaching experience.
“I’m very excited to start,” he said. “My parents taught at the college level for over 25 years at UNK, so this is kind of in the blood.”
Gregory said he will continue finishing his doctoral program as well.
“I just had this tremendous opportunity come up suddenly,” he said. “I didn’t think I would get to that level for another five or 10 years, but it just came up and worked out well.”
Gregory, who was the local superintendent for three years, said he and his wife Dawn, and sons Ethan, Aiden and Carter, are thankful for their time at Neligh-Oakdale.
“Neligh has been tremendous to my kids — wonderful experiences, great programs, lots of encouragement,” he said. “We will remember Neligh-Oakdale very well. We have very good memories and it’s really helped my kids grow.”
According to board president Ryan Koinzan the board now needs “to develop a plan for a replacement.”
The next Neligh-Oakdale School board meeting is set for July 8.