MAPLE CITY — Changes keep coming to Glen Lake Community Schools.

Four resign from Glen Lake school board
Superintendent's rocky relationship with teachers led to separation

On the heels of Superintendent Sander Scott tendering his resignation June 14 and four board trustees resigning immediately June 26, it was announced Principal Brian Hartigan will also be leaving the district.

Hartigan, who serves as the principal for grades 7-12, said he has not yet officially submitted his letter of resignation, but he informed Scott of his intent to leave.

GLCS posted the open position for a secondary principal July 3.

Hartigan also took over the responsibilities of the elementary principal after Kim Wright retired at the end of December, for which he received a $12,500 bonus. Retired administrator Brian Klauer was also brought on to help, but Glen Lake Human Resources Director Jordan Fehrenbach said Hartigan was primarily in charge, including teacher evaluations.

Fehrenbach said part of the move to have Hartigan take on all of those duties was because district officials were considering the logistics of a K-12 principalship. Fehrenbach said that is not something the district will look at going forward after hiring Turina Zimmer as the elementary principal June 10.

“It was strongly recognized by everyone involved that a K-12 principal was not a viable option,” Fehrenbach said.

Hartigan declined to be interviewed for this story.

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