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Belle Vernon Area superintendent resigns

| Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

The Belle Vernon Area School District will search for a new leader after Superintendent Robert Nagy announced his retirement this week.

A 38-year veteran with the district, Nagy presented his resignation letter to the school board, which reluctantly accepted it Monday night.

In his letter, Nagy cited "personal, family and medical obligations" for his retirement, effective June 30.

Nagy is in the first year of a new, five-year contract. He was named superintendent in 2003.

He previously served as a teacher for 10 years, an elementary school principal for five years and assistant superintendent for 18 years.

The assistant superintendent's position has been vacant since Nagy was promoted, so the board named Bellmar Middle School Principal Stephen Russell as acting assistant superintendent.

Russell said he will serve in dual roles in the interim.

"It's going to be a great challenge, but I am looking forward to it," Russell said.

Russell has been with the district since 1976. He became principal of the former Bellmar Junior High School in 1978.

President Aaron Bialon said the board will discuss whether Russell will be paid more for the extra responsibilities.

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