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Superintendent Jones resigns

Superintendent Jones at Albert Schweitzer ES

At their January 28, 2020 meeting, the Board of School Directors accepted the resignation of Superintendent Joseph Jones III, effective at the end of this school year (June 30, 2020) Mr. Jones had previously announced his decision in a letter to School Board members and a message to District staff. After 31 years as a school administrator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he plans to return to his roots as a classroom mathematics teacher, possibly in Philadelphia or elsewhere.

Mr. Jones joined Neshaminy School District in August, 2016.

The Neshaminy Board of School Directors will commence a search for a new Superintendent.

Also at that meeting, Board member Stephen Pirritano was appointed as School Board President after current President Marty Sullivan stepped down from that role. Mr. Pirritano was the School Board Vice-President, a role that will now be filled by School Board member John Allen. Mr. Sullivan is still serving as a school board member, only the leadership roles have changed.

At the meeting, Mr. Pirritano said of Superintendent Jones, "Mr. Jones has served the Neshaminy School District and Community with distinction. Joe came to Neshaminy during a transitional period and helped guide this District forward in not only educational improvement but also how we interact as a school community. While we were all surprised at his announcement, we wish Joe well in his future endeavors. We will always be grateful for his service and leadership."