SD57 Plans Steps in Wake of Pepper Resignation
Prince George, B.C. -“Losing a Superintendent leaves a big hole to fill” says SD 57 Board of Trustees Chair Tony Cable, reacting to news today of the resignation of Brian Pepper.
Pepper tendered his resignation today, (see previous story) having served as Superintendent for the past decade. In all, he has been working within School District for 37 years, first as a teacher, then vice principal, principal, and assistant superintendent before taking on the top administrative role.
Cable says the resignation wasn’t a complete surprise “Brian has been talking off and on about things like this, so that wasn’t a shock, He has been superintendent for 10 years.”
Pepper’s last day on the School District’s payroll will be December 31st halfway through the school year. “That sort of thing we’re going to have to work through” says Cable, “We’re going to have to work as a Board and find an interim Superintendent , but these things do happen in other Districts, so we’ll try and make it work as best we can.”
Budget discussions for the School District will get underway in the New Year, but Cable says the Secretary Treasurer looks after most of that work, “So we’ll have him to guide us through it.”
The Board hasn’t had a chance to set out a full plan on the next steps says Cable “It’s all new to us today, so probably what will happen is, we will have to meet, we will be looking for an interim Superintendent. Once we have someone in place, we will take a look at posting the job for Superintendent and that will be quite a lengthy involved process and that will likely take a few months for sure.”