ER9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran released the following announcement today:
May 18, 2020
Dear Friends and Families of ER9:
I am writing to inform you of my intention to retire at the end of this school year. This year is my 35th year in education.
As much as I love the boys and girls of Easton and Redding, I have a greater love for my family. I believe it is necessary for the health and well-being of my parents, my wife and my children that I take this step.
I also think this is the correct move for the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 schools. It has been an immense privilege to serve for eight years as Head of School at Barlow and five years as Superintendent.
However, it has also been five years of service to a three-district structure that is physically, personally and emotionally demanding. I have come to the point where I cannot guarantee the best service this position demands.
There is a joint meeting of the Boards of Education scheduled soon at which time I anticipate the Boards will establish a process for finding a replacement or interim. I have indicated a willingness to remain through some portion of the summer. It is my hope to complete a transition with several weeks left before the next school year begins.
I am grateful for the 13 years I have been an administrator in Easton and Redding.
Easton, Redding and Region 9 School Districts
Editors’ note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The ER9 Boards of Education released the following statement: