Worth County School Board officials confirm that Superintendent Kay Mathews submitted her resignation Wednesday, and will go into retirement.
WALB's Catherine Patterson reports that Board Chairman Butch Jenkins confirmed her resignation, through a mutual agreement.
The board will begin searching for a new superintendent soon.
Mathews was nearing the end of her contract, and had served for about three years as superintendent.
The school board will pay her through the end of her contract.
WALB sat down with the school board's attorney Tommy Coleman to discuss what led up to Wednesday night's decision.
"I think all parties had, over time, decided that it was time to make a change. Both the superintendent and the board. I don't know that there was any particular cause one way or the other. That's not for me to say," said Coleman.
Dr. Larry Walters will serve as Worth County's interim superintendent, until a replacement is hired.
Dr. Walters was Lee County Superintendent for twelve years, and most recently, Interim Superintendent in Sumter County.
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