Petoskey Schools Superintendent Resigns

Petoskey Chris ParkerPublic Schools of Petoskey Superintendent Chris Parker submitted his resignation Thursday.

At a special meeting Thursday, the Public Schools of Petoskey Board of Education accepted Parker’s resignation, effective June 30.

Although Parker will remain an employee of the school district until June 30, under the terms of the separation agreement he is no longer responsible for performing the duties of superintendent, but shall, upon request of the district, provide consultative services to the district.

Current Petoskey Middle School principal, Jon Wilcox, will serve Acting Superintendent of the District, effective immediately.

In a letter sent home to parents Friday, Public Schools of Petoskey School Board President Mary Ling said:

“While change in administration always presents challenges, the Board will do what is needed to ensure that District administration is functioning at a high level moving forward. We are committed to doing what is best for the students, families and staff of the Public Schools of Petoskey.

The Board acknowledges that this is a difficult time for everyone in the District. We know that our District’s building administrators, educators and support staff are among the best in the state of Michigan, and are committed to excellence. The Board appreciates the staff’s support during this transition, and encourages their cooperation with Mr. Wilcox and the Board to finish this school year strong for our students.”

Ling’s letter did not state a reason for Parker’s resignation.