"I have an interest in moving on, personally and professionally," Williams said in an interview the day after he told his staff of his plans to seek another position.
"My job is not as rewarding as it was in years past," Williams said. He explained that the biggest problem facing the district is declining enrollment, and it's a problem he can neither control, nor win. Williams said he prefers to face challenges he can impact.
When Williams tried to move on two years ago, the school board asked him to stay, which he did for a couple reasons.
"I needed to see the bond measure through," Williams said, "and I also learned that Averil (his former administrative assistant) and Randy Meeker (his former assistant superintendent) were planning to leave."
Though the district is facing another difficult time-cutting $1.6 million from its budget-Williams doesn't believe he can solve the problem, so he's moving on.
But it's not without fond memories. "I've had a great experience working in this district," he said.
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