Nome Superintendent resigns

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2000

NOME (AP) -- The Nome superintendent of schools has resigned.

Karen Ligon on Friday asked to be released from her contract and the Nome School Board voted unanimously at a special lunchtime session to accept her resignation.

Ligon, who arrived in Nome in 1998, came under criticism for her handling of personnel matters, a reduced summer school program and reduced school bus schedules.

Ligon told KNOM-radio that her decision to leave was entirely her own. She indicated that Nome as a community has not placed enough emphasis on improving and supporting education.

Interim Special Education Director Sharon Swope will serve as the district's acting chief administrator.

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