Dr. Kenneth Cox, Superintendent of the Minidoka County School district has submitted a letter of resignation to the district, effective June 30, 2020. In a letter to the school board Cox said -
“I have enjoyed the many opportunities that have been afforded me in this position and the associations that I have been able to develop in our various communities. I feel that we have accomplished a great deal as a District, and I would like to thank the many trustees that I have had the privilege of working with. Their positive support has made it possible for us to grow as a District over the past five years.
We would not have been able to accomplish what we have without the ongoing support and dedication of our great administrators, teachers and support staff throughout the District. I am constantly amazed at their dedicated service to our children and their education.”
School Board Chair, Bonnie Heins, said; “While change is never easy, the trustees accepted Dr Cox’s resignation and wish him the best in his retirement. We appreciate the commitment he has had to this district, and the leadership and insight he has provided. The task is daunting of finding a new superintendent, but we look forward to working with ISBA to find the best fit for our district.”
The Board also discussed a timeline for the replacement process that would lead to filling this position for next school year. The board will also be discussing other hiring criteria including the possibility of a survey to gather input on the qualities patrons would like to see in their next superintendent.