Chardon schools superintendent leaving, shooting delayed plan

CHARDON, Ohio - A northeast Ohio superintendent who guided the district after a school shooting that killed three students is stepping down, one year later than originally planned.

Chardon Schools Superintendent Joseph Bergant will resign effective June 7.

A public reception honoring Bergant was held before last week's monthly board meeting.

Bergant originally submitted his resignation in September 2011 with the intent to leave last year. But the shooting rampage at Chardon High on Feb. 27, 2012, influenced him to stay an additional year.

According to The (Willoughby) News-Herald, board President Karen Blankenship says his willingness to put his personal plans on hold displayed leadership.

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