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Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Dr. Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation during a special board meeting Tuesday evening.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Douglas County School District (DCSD) Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tucker resigned his post at a special Board of Education (BOE) meeting held Tuesday evening.

Tucker requested the meeting with the BOE, which began at 5 p.m. His resignation will be effective Sept. 30.

The BOE unanimously voted to accept Tucker's resignation.

Tucker said in the meeting that remaining in the position "has become increasingly, personally difficult." He also said nobody forced him out, and DCSD Board President David Ray said people shouldn't buy into "conspiracy theories" surrounding Tucker's departure.

Tucker said he would continue leading the district through Sept. 30 under the terms outlined in his contract, which was implemented April 19, 2018.

Tucker has been on leave and visiting his ailing mother in Arkansas, according to a district spokesperson.

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Tucker was hired in April 2018 and began his duties on July 1 of that same year, according to his contract, which ran through June 2023. As part of the agreement, he was reimbursed for up to $15,000 for relocation expenses related to his move from Ohio to Caste Rock and is being paid $258,420 annually.

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