SRSD superintendent resigns after two years

Less than two years after Seine River School Division’s (SRSD) superintendent/CEO Ryan Anderson accepted the position, he’s calling it quits.

On May 27, the division issued a statement regarding Anderson’s untimely resignation, which the trustee board had accepted three days prior. May 24 was Anderson’s last day on the job.

“We would like to express our thanks to Dr. Anderson for service to Seine River School Division and extend best wishes on his future endeavours,” reads the brief statement.

Wendy Bloomfield, chairperson of the SRSD board of trustees, tells The Citizen that Anderson’s resignation came as a bit of a surprise. The reasons he provided, she adds, are personal in nature.

With little better than a month left to go in the current school year, it remains unclear as to why Anderson was not able to finish. Bloomfield says that the division’s two assistant superintendents will fill in for Anderson in the meantime.

“Our four-person admin team are picking up the slack of what needs to be done in the very immediate next few days,” Bloomfield says. “We are working to try and secure perhaps somebody for an interim position while we do a search.”

It’s a process, she says, that the board will take one step at a time. They may choose to hire a consultant to assist in the hiring process, or they may choose to do the work themselves. At this stage, no conclusive plans are in place.

Brenda Sawatzky, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Niverville Citizen