DENNISON (Tusco TV) - The Claymont Board of Education is seeking a new superintendent, with Scott Golec stepping down after a little over a year in the position.
The board held a special meeting Thursday evening to accept Golec’s resignation, effective immediately. Golec was not in attendance at the meeting, and so board President Austin Beckley read his letter of resignation dated August 6th on his behalf:
"It is with my sincere regret that I submit this request to the Claymont City School Board. I’m asking that the board of education accept my resignation as soon as possible. When I accepted the position, I put my heart and soul into my dream job, for the students, employees, community, myself and my family. However, due to the distressing circumstances of the school year, my heart is no longer where it should and needs to be. Therefore, I am respectfully requesting that you accept my resignation."
The board in a written statement thanked Golec for his service to the district and wished him the best in his future endeavors. The statement also indicated that the search for Golec’s replacement would begin immediately.
Golec was hired as superintendent last July and previously served as principal of the district’s middle and high schools. His time as superintendent was marked by a teacher texting scandal that resulted in five resignations and a 22-day labor strike by the district’s union-represented custodians, cafeteria workers, secretaries, maintenance staff and bus drivers. His resignation comes 18 days before students are set to return to the classroom.