School board members accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Gilhaus during a board meeting May 6. His retirement is effective at the end of this school year.
The resignation will be short-lived however.
During the same meeting, board members approved an administrative consulting contract with the USD 231 superintendent. That contract is set to begin Sept. 2, 2013. Also at the meeting, board members accepted the resignation of testing coordinator Sue Amos, and re-hired her as well.
Kansas Statute allows public employees who have met their Kansas public pension, or KPERS, requirements to retire and be rehired by the same district after 60 days of their retirement date.
Board members formally approved the retirements and re-employment contracts following a one-hour and 15-minute closed door session.
According to a statement released by the school district a day after the decision, the move will save USD 231 approximately $25,000 during the 60-day retirement period.
The Gardner News has requested copies of the new employment contracts, and more information will be posted as it becomes available.