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San Benito school district superintendent resigns

San Benito school district Superintendent Adrian Vega resigned Tuesday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

San Benito school district Superintendent Adrian Vega resigned Tuesday.

Vega submitted a letter of resignation to the school board on Tuesday. He'll stay on the job until June 9.

The board will call a special meeting to formally accept the resignation letter, according to a news release from the district.

“After careful thought and consideration, and after consulting closely with my family, I have decided to submit my resignation to pursue other employment opportunities,” Vega said, according to the news release. “It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve the San Benito school district and the community.”

Vega took the district's top job on Jan. 4, 2016. He replaced Superintendent Mark Puig, who resigned after just six months.

San Benito CISD Board of Trustees President Anna Cruz released the following statement to CBS 4 News:

The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will officially accept Superintendent of Schools Dr. Adrian Vega’s resignation as early as next week. Vega submitted a resignation letter during Tuesday’s regular board meeting, however, trustees have to accept it during an official meeting.
As a board, we plan on holding a special meeting next week so that we can take action on his resignation. For the time being, the district will continue to operate under Dr. Vega’s leadership because his resignation does not become effective until Friday, June 9.
We will continue working closely with Dr. Vega and his administrative staff in order to ensure that the district’s strategic plan, initiatives and other projects continue as scheduled.
On behalf of the board, we’d like to thank Dr. Vega for his service to our district. We are truly grateful for accomplishing goals together during this short period of time.

San Benito CISD Board of Trustees Secretary Michael A. Vargas released the following statement to CBS 4 News:

Dr. Vega has been instrumental in executing the rigorous vision of San Benito CISD. I thank him and his family for their investment in our community, and I wish them well in their next chapter. Any transition for a school district is important, and in this case, it is crucial to keep in mind that building on the strong foundation set forth by Dr. Vega and his strong leadership is key. As such, the selection process for his successor must be thorough and transparent. This ensures a smooth transition with the work that has already been done by all stakeholders in the district.
The Five-year Strategic Plan and Re-Imagine 2021 Campaign, maintaining financial and curriculum audits, and reviewing the forthcoming compensation plan will continue to be major priorities for the board and will fall into the purview of our next superintendent. I firmly believe that San Benito CISD will continue to move forward positively and constructively with strong board and administrative leadership, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members as the selection process for a new superintendent will soon begin.

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