(12/15/12-Tony Hart) Ron Saari, the Black River Falls School District Superintendent put on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave back in October, has resigned.
According to a joint press release, School Board President Mary Jo Rozmenoski said the board accepted his unconditional resignation Friday. Saari came to Black River Falls in 2-thousand-nine. He's credited for creating a driving strategic plan which included a new vision and mission. During his tenure, three main transformational initiatives were implemented including Reading Recovery, Literacy Collaboration, and a Technology Integration Coach. Mr. Saari worked with the Ho-Chunk Nation to sign the largest inter-governmental agreement
between a school district and an outside government. Rozmenoski says, after due consideration, both Saari and the School Board felt it was in the best interests to pursue different leadership opportunities. Under the terms of the separation agreement, Saari will remain on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave until June 30, 2013. The District will begin a search for a new Superintendent immediately.