Written by Carina A. Brunson Saturday, 11 February 2012 11:50
Local media has reported the resignation comes at the heels of allegations of sexual harassment from SISD administrators at a recent convention.
Owings’ letter of resignation states that he is resigning due to state budget cuts and not receiving a raise in the past two years.
“Over the last seven years as Superintendent, we have made tremendous strides in improving the district,” the letter states. “… However, due to the State budget cuts and lack of a raise the last two years, my retirement annuity is not increasing significantly. It makes more sense financially to retire and pursue other opportunities available to me.”