SEMINOLE, TX (KCBD) - Gary Laramore, the superintendent of Seminole Independent School District, has submitted his resignation to the district. The district’s board of trustees will soon begin a search to fill his position.
The announcement came after a special board meeting that was called Monday night. One of the items on the agenda was to discuss and approve a voluntary separation agreement with the superintendent.
“The Board and Mr. Laramore have entered into the Agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interest of the district,” school officials said in a joint statement between the board and Laramore. The full letter was posted on the Lone Start Sports Radio Facebook page.
This agreement allows Laramore to pursue other interests while also permitting the board to hire another superintendent. In the letter, Laramore said he is looking forward to finding another job in education.
The letter also detailed some of the struggles the district has had while under Laramore’s leadership. A decrease in funding and other local problems presented challenges to both the district and the board.
Laramore is a graduate of West Texas A&M, where he graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s of science in mathematics and physical education and later in 1999 with a master’s in educational administration. He was hired as the district’s superintendent in June of 2015 after serving as the superintendent of Texline Independent School District, according to the district’s website.
“Mr. Laramore is looking forward to his next calling in education, where his priorities will continue to be serving the needs of the students, staff, and community,” the letter stated. “The board extends its best wishes to Mr. Laramore in his future endeavors.”