Culver Resigns from Unit 4, Drops Out of Georgia Superintendent Search

April 26, 2011

(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 The News-Gazette and Atlanta Journal-Constitution both report that Culver has also withdrawn his name as a finalist for superintendent at that school district.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.

Story source: WILL