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Superintendent of New Hampshire’s largest district to resign

February 13, 2022 GMT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The superintendent in New Hampshire’s largest school district is leaving his job.

John Goldhardt’s resignation as Manchester superintendent was announced Friday by the local school board. Goldhardt will stay on through the spring to assist a temporary replacement, the board said. That person is expected to be selected on Monday as the board begins its search for a full-time successor.

“This announcement comes following an amicable transitional employment agreement with all parties involved,” the board said in a statement.

The Union Leader reports that Goldhardt is a finalist for the superintendent’s position in the Carson City School District in Nevada. Goldhardt has also said he wants to live closer to family out west.

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“I want to thank Dr. Goldhardt for his service to the City of Manchester,” said Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig. “The past few years have been challenging. I understand Dr. Goldhardt’s desire to move closer to his family and wish him the best moving forward.”

Goldhardt was hired in Manchester in 2019 and in 2020 made an annual salary of nearly $172,000. He had previously served as assistant superintendent of schools in Salt Lake City, Utah.