Darryl Kilbert has announced that on June 30, 2012 he will be stepping down as Superintendent of Orleans Parish Schools due to health reasons.
For six years, Mr. Kilbert has served as Superintendent for the the Orleans Parish School Board, leading the small group of schools left to the OPSB after the state takeover post-Katrina. This now includes 17 schools – 11 charters and 6 traditional schools. In the years since Mr. Kilbert took over, the district’s financial position has gone from near-bankruptcy to earning a top-notch credit rating.
Mr. Kilbert said that he is resigning effective June 30 in order to focus on his health. “I have committed to our School Board that I would devote my full abilities and efforts to leading the district. And to be able to fully recover, I am not able to meet those commitments in a way that I feel necessary or that you deserve.”
For more on Darryl Kilbert’s tenure at the OPSB and his resignation, read this article in the Times-Picayune.
Educate Now! thanks Mr. Kilbert for his service to the OPSB, our schools, and our children.