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March 29, 2013
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Nevada Superintendent of Public Schools resigns

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the resignation of state public schools superintendent Dr. James Guthrie Friday.

Guthrie handed in his resignation Friday. He was appointed superintendent by Sandoval in March of last year.

Guthrie was the first appointed superintendent. Previously, superintendents were chosen by the State Board of Education.

In a statement, the governor thanked Guthrie for his service and wished him well.

Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Rorie Fitzpatrick will serve as interim superintendent.

Guthrie irked Democrats on legislative money committees earlier this month when he said class size shouldn’t be a concern. Democrats have put class size near the top of their priority lists for fixing problems with Nevada education.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 29, 2013 06:05PM Published Apr 2, 2013 03:57PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.