Danedri Thompson
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The Director of Operations for the Gardner Edgerton School District has tendered his resignation. Bill Miller will serve out the remainder of his contract, which expires in July.

“This position is a high stress job,” Miller said. “It was beginning to affect my health and my family. And while I have a lot of loyalty to this organization, some things are more important.”

While Miller said he’s uncertain what his future holds, Gilhaus said the district’s next director will have a large task at hand – oversight of construction of two new schools should voters approve a bond issue sometime this year.

Gilhaus said board members will be asked to approve a bond issue, probably in February and the issue would be brought to the people on a ballot sometime after that.

Gilhaus said the job, which was posted on Jan. 26, entails a mixture of educational and operations responsibilities. The Director of Operations is responsible for construction of new buildings, custodial staff, grounds and maintenance, transportation of students to and from school, and capital outlay projects. The position also entails processing student transfer requests.

“The responsibilities are very broad in this position,” Gilhaus said.

He said he anticipates filling the position within the next two months.

Miller served in the GE district for 18 years.

“It has been a pleasant experience,” he explained. “There comes a point in everyone’s life where change is necessary for an individual and for an organization.”