Trotwood-Madison superintendent resigns less than 2 weeks before start of school year

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TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – After just a year in the role, Tyrone Olverson has resigned as Trotwood-Madison City Schools’ Superintendent.

According to a release from the school district, Marlon Howard, the current Director of Operations, is the new acting Superintendent.

“I heard on social media that Mr. Howard was stepping up to take the interim position, so I feel safe, I feel comfortable with Mr. Howard, we’re in great hands,” said Leron Turner.

Turner’s son Zion is an incoming freshman, and says while he was shocked to hear the news, he is grateful for the work Olverson did during the threat of a state takeover.

“We made it up out of that situation where we were failing with the state, we got out of that situation, so Mr. Howard is coming into a better situation than what the other superintendent came into,” he said.

The new school year begins in just ten days and the district will likely have to overcome other issues related to families displaced by the Memorial Day tornadoes.

But turner feels they have enough people in place to handle anything that may come their way.

“The tornadoes were tragic and a lot of people are out of place, but they’ve been working hard to get everybody back in place and everybody back together, so I’m comfortable,” Turner said.

Olverson started in April of 2018 “at a very difficult time when our district was threatened with a state takeover,” the district said in a statement. “That didn’t happen, with a lot of work by everyone in the school community, and now it’s time to look long term for someone to lead the district forward.”

Classes are set to begin on August 12.

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