Beaufort County school leader not retiring, heading to Charlotte school district (Updated)


Update 2: The district's human resources leader will be the interim superintendent.

Update: Not too much new to see here, but WTOC 11 did a worthy video follow-up and chats with Truesdale briefly about the abrupt change of retirement plans. 

Watch that video up top or over here.

First reporting: Last week word came that the superintendent of the Beaufort County School District, Valerie Truesdale, was retiring to spend more time with her family, and "three grandchildren that I seldom have time to visit." 

However that plan isn't to be — Truesdale is still leaving but instead will head to the much larger Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District to be the chief information officer as the district continues on iPad and virtual learning programs similar to those coming in Beaufort County.

I'll point you to The Island Packet's report for more on the surprise turn of events.

The school district must still announce plans for finding a new superintendent.

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