Culver Resigns from Unit 4, Drops Out of Georgia Superintendent Search
(This story has been revised to include additional information.)
Arthur Culver has resigned as superintendent of the Champaign Unit 4 school district, effective June 30th.
A news release from Unit 4 says Culver "wishes to pursue other opportunities at this time, and wants the District to be able to begin searching for a new leader immediately."
But those other opportunities will not include the DeKalb County school system in Georgia. The News-Gazette and Atlanta Journal-Constitution both report that Culver has also withdrawn his name as a finalist for superintendent at that school district.
Unit 4 will name an interim superintendent when Culver leaves, and he's agreed to work with the school board on the transition. The Champaign school board plans to release details at a press conference this afternoon, scheduled for 3:30.
The school district's press release also cites achievements throughout Culver's tenure, including a successful end to the district's Consent Decree, bringing up achievement levels for students of all races, three years of having a budget surplus, and a high school graduation rate that went from just below 90-percent to nearly 96-percent.