The charter school's executive director has resigned.
Tony Blackman, founding director of the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School, has resigned, effective Oct. 20.
He made the announcement at a meeting of the school's trustees held last night. According to a release from the trustees, Blackman stepped down prevent cuts to the school's educational program and teaching staff.
"He recommended that the best way to release the resource necessary is to significantly reduce the administrative overhead, holding onto all teachers and all elements of the program through early termination of the executive director," the board's release states.
While Blackman will no longer run the 3-year-old charter school, he will keep his seat on the board of trustees.
The trustees release states that members and the school's administrative staff will cover Blackman's work after he leaves.
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