After , Principal Joshua Fuchs sent this release to parents and students Wednesday afternoon:
To Parents and Students of Richfield High School:
On Tuesday morning I informed Dr. Slotterback of my intentions to resign my position at Richfield High School. After informing Dr. Slotterback I took the necessary steps to inform the school staff. My goal was that you would hear it from me first and I am sorry that you did not hear from me with such an important matter.
My decision to resign from this position has been incredibly difficult. I have been so welcomed by the Richfield community and enjoy working with the students and parents. . Through the course of this school year there have been many challenges and I have learned a great deal from this experience. In the end my work is very personal to me and I operate from a set of core beliefs.
There is a great deal of speculation about why I am leaving this position. My resignation is solely to ensure that my desired professional direction and employment are aligned.
I appreciate all those of you who continue to contact me offering support. Richfield is a very special city and I wish it the best in its push for excellence. My resignation is effective June 30th. I will be here until then in service of the students, parents, and staff.
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