Chickasha Board of Education reaches separation agreement with superintendent

Chickasha Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Herron and Chickasha Public Schools have reached a separation agreement. 

Herron cited a health issue as the reason for his departure. 

According to meeting minutes, the board unanimously agreed to approve the separation agreement on Tuesday evening. 

Jennifer Stegman will serve as the interim superintendent, effective July 1. Should Herron be absent between now and then, Stegman will serve as assistant superintendent. 

Zack McGill, Chickasha Board of Education President, read a statement following the board's decision, during which he thanked Herron for his service. 

"Over the last several years, Dr. Herron has guided the district through challenging times. The Board of Education thanks him for his service to the district and wishes him well in future endeavors," the statement said. 

The minutes said McGill will contact the Oklahoma State School Boards Association to conduct a superintendent search, the minutes said. 

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