Wauseon superintendent resigns; board seeks replacement

WAUSEON, Ohio (WTVG) - Wauseon's superintendent will be leaving his position at the end of this calendar year. The Wauseon Exempted Village School Board voted Tuesday to accept Larry Brown's resignation. They will begin the search for his replacement in the next couple weeks.

The School Board plans to have a new superintendent in place by the start of the next school year to facilitate necessary training, orientation and a smooth transition from Brown to his replacement.

“The board is extremely grateful for Mr. Brown’s willingness to work with us as we move through this transition," said Board President Sandy Griggs. "As always, our joint interests are what is best for the district.”

The school board says they are very proud of the accomplishments of the district during Brown's tenure as superintendent. They cited strong district report cards, individual recognition for area schools, and the creation of the Wauseon Virtual Academy among other digital education efforts.

“Serving Wauseon Schools has been one of the highlights of my 33-year career in education," says Brown. "While working alongside the staff in providing an education for the children of this community has been a great privilege, I am ready for a change. I’m not sure what that change will be, but I am looking forward to the next chapter. We can be very proud of the all of our academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities here in Wauseon.”