Richland superintendent's resignation accepted

SHAFTER, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A special school board meeting was held in Shafter on Tuesday night to take up the matter of superintendent Dr. Ken Bergevin's resignation.

Sources told Eyewitness News Bergevin cleaned out his desk and would not return. That was confirmed following the special meeting by Pete Carton, president of California Education Consultants.

In the past, Bergevin had been accused of bullying teachers. Carton declined to discuss any issues surrounding the resignation, but added that Bergevin was not forced to resign.

The Richland School District board agreed to accept the resignation effective June 30. The Kern County Superintendent of Schools will be called on for an interim replacement.

The board's next regular meeting is May 19.