Froke resigns â�?¦ but may be rehired by board By: David Lias
Plain Talk The Vermillion School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Mark Froke during a special meeting Sept. 19. Thereâ�?�?s a possibility, however, that the board will not have to be on the hunt for a top administrator for the school district. On Sept. 19, after resigning, Froke submitted an application to the board for the superintendentâ�?�?s position. The resignation and possible rehiring of Froke as Vermillionâ�?�?s superintendent will allow him to access state retirement benefits. â�?�?I turned 55 in October,â�? he said. â�?�?In order to access South Dakota retirement benefits, you have to reach the age of 55 plus be employed for a required number of years of service. â�?�?To collect the retirement benefits, you need to resign,â�? Froke said. He stressed that there has been no formal agreement with the school board stating that he has been rehired, and state law requires a gap of at least one day between oneâ�?�?s resignation and rehiring. Should the board approve his application and rehire him, Froke will be back at work Oct. 6.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article