School Superintendent To Resign

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 8:36 am
By: News On 6

PICHER, Okla. (AP) _ The superintendent of the Picher-Cardin School District in northeast Oklahoma is announcing his resignation three weeks after voters refused to dissolve the district. Superintendent Bob Walker says he's been looking forward to retiring and will step down when his contract expires June 30th.

The school has lost about 200 students in the past year as the federal government buys out homes and businesses in the area because of lead and zinc pollution. Picher-Cardin has a current enrollment of less than 150 and the school board proposed eliminating the district and be annexed with the Commerce and Quapaw districts.

Voters rejected the plan three weeks ago by a vote of 142 to 132.