The superintendent of Bentley Community Schools has resigned.

The school board made the announcement on March 29.

‘’Superintendent Christopher Arrington has requested that the Bentley Community Schools Board of Education accept his resignation so that he may pursue other employment opportunities that he has determined to be in his professional and family’s best interest. The Board has accepted Mr. Arrington’s resignation and will announce in the future a process to select its next Superintendent," the announcement said.

Christine Brockmon will continue to serve as acting superintendent.

Arrington was placed on a non-disciplinary paid leave of absence earlier this year while the district investigated job-related issues under the district's whistleblower policy.

Parents and teachers sought answers at Tuesday's school board meeting.

"We liked him. He was here one moment. Then there was a lot of silence and he wasn't here anymore. We just wanted to know why that happened," said Erik Lindhurst, teacher.

Teachers called Arrington a breath of fresh air.

"He respected the teachers. He trusted us and worked hard to build our trust. Listened to us. We felt he really cared what we had to say," Lindhurst said.

Parents said there was a lot of upheaval with administration before Arrington.

"Constant in and out," said Brandy Balsbaugh, parent.

Parents and teachers did not receive any answers from the board.

"Usually the board does not answer at the time. We put out a statement and that's kind of where we're at," Brockmon said.

She told parents to have faith.

"Just know that their students are in good hands. Trust that their children are in good hands. We'll take care of the district. We'll take care of the kids and it'll be alright," Brockmon said.

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