Superintendent to resign from Elkhart Community Schools

ELKHART, Ind. --- Elkhart Community Schools are searching for an interim superintendent after the current superintendent announced his resignation.

Superintendent Robert Haworth turned in his resignation to the Elkhart Community Schools' Board of School Trustees Thursday according to a release from the Board.

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Haworth has been with Elkhart Community Schools since June 2012. He released the following statement about his decision Thursday:

“Pending board approval, I will be accepting a position of superintendent with Vigo County School Corporation,” said Haworth. “As I am sure many families experience, as our loved ones age, the daily living basics can become more challenging. That is true for me at this time and there is a need for me to be closer to my family.”

“Over the past six years, it has been my pleasure to work in a remarkable community and for an extraordinary district,” said Haworth. “As we sought to relocate closer to family, I looked for a district like Elkhart: a district that has a commitment to student growth and the goal of helping students become college, career, and life ready.”

“I look forward to seeing the many great things that are surely to come from Elkhart Community Schools and the greater Elkhart community.”

The Board of School Trustees also released a statement regarding Haworth's decision Thursday:

“While we wish Dr. Haworth the best in his future endeavors, we will move quickly to find an interim superintendent to continue moving forward with the board’s strategic plan,” said Karen Carter, president, Board of School Trustees.

“Our focus has been, and will continue to be, what’s best for Elkhart students,” said Carter.

“As we come to the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, we are proud to see the hard work of our staff and community, in moving toward implementation of the strategic plan,” said Carter. “We have fantastic staff at Elkhart Community Schools, as well as great business and community partners, dedicated to providing more opportunities for our students.”

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