Eastern Pulaski School Board to Consider Superintendent Retirement

Dr. Robert Klitzman
Dr. Robert Klitzman
The Eastern Pulaski School Board will meet in special session Monday, March 18 to consider Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman’s request for retirement.

Klitzman said his decision to retire was based upon previous board votes on his one-year contract renewals the past couple of years.

“I haven’t had a 7-0 vote on continuing my contract,” explained Klitzman. “As late as this past Monday, it was a 4-3 vote and I might say it was a little shaky at that. For my situation, it’s not best for me to really do the job that I feel needs to be done in that kind of a setting, in that kind of environment, year after year.”

Klitzman has been very proud to serve for 26 years as the superintendent at Eastern Pulaski Schools – a corporation that he believes is one of the best school corporations in the area.

If the board accepts Klitzman’s retirement request, he expects to continue to serve through the end of his current contract.

“My contract runs out June 30, 2013 and it’s my anticipation to come to work and do my job as best I can until the contract runs out. If they are in fact going to go through the process, they will have that time and we’ll keep moving forward,” said Klitzman.

Klitzman has always been a huge supporter of student growth and achievement and has lobbied for education excellence at the state level.

The school board this week approved the advertisement of another one-year contract with Klitzman. If his retirement is approved, that contract proposal will need to be revisited.

The board will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET in the Distance Learning Lab.