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Superintendent Says He’ll Leave

Neu Quits Post

By RALPH L POLK Special to the Chronicle

With less than two years in the post, Supt. Rob Neu plans to leave

Supt. Neu made his intentions known over the weekend, telling some school board members he plans to resign after less than two years on the job, sources said last week, the school board scheduled a special meeting to address Supt. Neu’s employment. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. today.

School board members, most of whom approved Supt. Neu’s employment contract April 21, 2014, also declined to comment.

FormerBoard Member Phil Horning, who stepped down in February after two terms, said he was “stunned” to hear of Supt. Neu’s plans but declined further comment.

Supt. Neu’s contract calls for him to be paid a salary of $240,000 annually, with benefits that include 35 vacation days, fully paid family health insurance and a $10,000 car allowance.

While he has created a 5-year strategic plan to improve academic outcomes and the district has seen some improvement, Supt. Neu has been criticized for his attendance record, his stance on student punishment, and his refusal to identify schools targeted for proposed charter expansion.

For months, teachers leaderEd Allen and Supt. Neu have been at odds over issues related to

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