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Superintendent of Eudora resigns

April 19, 2008

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Eudora school district leader headed for Wyoming

Eudora school superintendent Marty Kobza announced he's accepted a similar job in Hot Springs County, Wyoming. Enlarge video

— The leader of the Eudora school district is leaving in June to accept a similar position in Wyoming.

Supt. Marty Kobza announced Friday that he had accepted a similar job in Hot Springs County, Wyo. Kobza - who has been Eudora's superintendent for seven years and has been employed by the district for 14 - said he knew the move would come as a surprise for many. The district he is taking over is significantly smaller than Eudora's, but he said the move was based on family considerations and he did not elaborate.

"From a professional standpoint we talked about whether it had anything to do with ego or a step up in terms of prestige. It is not that," said Kobza, 40. "It is actually about half the size of Eudora, and it truly is a move based solely upon family."

The move comes at a busy time for the Eudora school district. Voters approved a bond issue last year that calls for the construction of an elementary school and improvements at other schools in the district.

Board President Kenny Massey said those projects would continue while the board searches for a new superintendent. Massey said a special board meeting to begin the search process will be held on Monday.

- Eudora News editor Elvyn Jones contributed to this report.

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