This Day in History: 1967-02-20
Dr. Kenneth P. Bishop, superintendent of Schools resigned from his post as of July 31 because of what he called “recent misunderstandings” with the Board of Education. He told a surprised Board of Education Meeting that the school district needed “full confidence and trust” among the Board the administration and the community. The misunderstandings regarding “role, responsibilities and expectations” if continued could undermine much of the progress toward quality education that has been made over the past several years.” The Board unanimously accepted his resignation without comment and went on to other business. Principal Rehrauer gave a moving tribute to Dr. Bishop which was received without comment by the Bard. After the meeting Board President Louis Urban said that he would not comment until the Board had a chance to study the matter further. One member, Henry Dobson, said that the Board would not renew Biship’s Contract at Dr. Biship’s request but would not elaborate.