Superintendent Eugene White of Indianapolis Public Schools will not remain with the school district for the remainder of his contract, which expires in 2015.
Fox59 has learned Dr. White will outline the timeline of his departure as superintendent in a school board meeting Tuesday night.
White’s future with the school district raised doubts after new school board members were elected in November, eliminating the majority number of supporters he had on the board.
He has faced criticism for the loss of more than 5,000 students to charter schools and 350 students signing up for vouchers to attend private schools. Additionally, a recent survey conducted by the school district, given to thousands of parents, came back with strong criticism with the school system. Fifty-two percent of the 7,000 who responded gave IPS a score of six or lower on a 10-point scale.
White first came to Indianapolis as principal of North Central High School in 1990. He later became a deputy superintendent for Washington Township before being elevated to superintendent with the district. He took the superintendent position at IPS in 2005.
White’s current contract runs through 2015 at a salary of $188,000, in addition to a car allowance and bonuses.