Colleagues of Bill Montford say he's a workaholic. After three terms as superintendent he has yet to take a vacation. These strong work principles could lead to his resignation.
Bill Montford has accomplished so much during his three terms as superintendent of Leon County schools, but a recent medical problem could cause him to step down.
Bill Montford said, "I had a recent check-up and so my health right now is somewhat questionable, so I've got to make some substantial changes in my life, which means I need to get out from under a little stress."
Superintendent Montford said he needs a less stressful job and he's got one in mind: head of Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
Montford added, "I have been offered the other job, it's just a matter of our being able to work out the details of the contract, and that's quite complex. There's a lot of issues to be resolved."
Dee Crumpler, a Leon County school board member, said, "We're saddened in one sense, but on another side of the coin we're excited about the opportunity that Bill might have."
Maggie Lewis, co-chair on the Leon County school board, added, "He's a great legacy for the district. However, I know health is always important and first."
Colleagues say this hard working attitude will make an easier transition if the superintendent does resign. Superintendent Montford says he will have a decision in the next couple of weeks.
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