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Jenny Risner, the Ames Superintendent, resigned on Friday. The school board and Risner released a joint statement.
“Superintendent Jenny Risner and the Board of Directors of the Ames Community School District have reached an agreement whereby Superintendent Risner will resign from her position at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2021,” the statement said. “The superintendent had two years remaining on her three-year contract.”
Risner intends to pursue other professional opportunities.
The board expressed its “sincere thanks and deepest gratitude” to Risner for her “tireless work and leadership through what has been one of the most difficult years any of us have faced in public education.”
Risner defended the district’s decision to utilize the Black Lives Matter Week of Action at School. She also lied at a House Government Oversight Committee where she misrepresented how many parents spoke out against the BLM Week of Action during a school board meeting that was recorded.
For more information on the BLM Week of Action at School, see links below:
LIAR, LIAR: Ames superintendent Risner doubles down on lie during Iowa House Government Oversight hearing about BLM Week of Action
Ames school board member says the board isn’t to blame for BLM at School – dictating curriculum is sole area of control of superintendent
HALL: Ames Community School District going to indoctrinate students Feb. 1-5
Ames pastor says BLM Week of Action material goes far beyond racial conversation and into matters of human sexuality, morality and nature of the family
Some of the BLM Week of Action visuals as Ames kicks off week of indoctrination
Ames Schools BLM Lessons to include teaching definition of transgender and nonbinary to preschool students, queer and trans affirming lessons for kindergartners
Ames School District says ‘system’ continues to ‘kill black, indigenous and people of color’