Said he had made a mistake...
Doesn't want it to become a problem for the school district...
School board poised to act.
Does "the right thing."
This from the Herald-Leader: (Photo by way of Sentinel Echo)
Laurel County schools Superintendent David Young resigned Tuesday in the wake of his drunken-driving arrest over the weekend.This from WMYT-TV:
School board Chairman Charles Stuber said Young told him he had made a mistake and didn't want it to become a problem for the school district. Stuber said Young had been with the school system for more than 37 years, working his way up from science teacher. The school system is the 12th-largest in the state, Stuber said.
Young had an excellent record with the Laurel County school system and had been honored for his work, Stuber said.
Police charged Young with impaired driving, resisting arrest and having prescription pills not in the proper container after finding him in a wrecked pickup truck Saturday evening.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Stuber said the board will hire an interim superintendent for a few months while members search for a replacement for Young.
Superintendent charged with DUI resigns
Laurel County Superintendent David Young was arrested after a crash Saturday. His resignation was announced Tuesday morning.
Moments after calling an emergency meeting to order Tuesday morning, the Laurel County School Board went behind closed doors, where they met for just under 30 minutes. Their specially called meeting happened three days after Superintendent David Young was arrested.
The arrest report states Young was allegedly more than three times over the legal limit and that he had to be forced out of his truck and into the police car and handcuffs. His alleged actions on Tuesday resulted in his letter of resignation.
“I would move we accept the resignation of Mr. David Young tendered in writing to this board,” board member Ed Jones motioned.
David Young has worked in the education field for more than 37 years. Now as far as what the board would have done had he not resigned, the board chairman says that he knew that David Young was too classy of an individual and he knew that Young would do the “right thing.”
After accepting the resignation, Chairman Charles “Bud” Stuber read from a statement detailing the board’s action.
“The board was prepared to take action with regard to this incident, but the board has accepted his resignation and no further board action is necessary,” he said.
Deputy Superintendent Denise Griebel was named the acting superintendent.
“This incident has been a distraction in the education process, but it is now behind us and we will focus on the education of students in Laurel County," Griebel said after the meeting.This from the Sentinel Echo:
School officials say an interim superintendent will be named later but it could be three to six months before a permanent superintendent is hired.
Though he has sat in on hundreds of disciplinary sessions for students violating the rules, the Superintendent of the Laurel County Public School System found himself on the wrong side of authorities Saturday.
David M. Young, 59, of Green Meadow Drive in London, was jailed after he was involved in a one-vehicle crash around 5:19 p.m. According to information from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Young was traveling along U.S. 25 near the intersection of Court Road when he ran off the roadway and landed his 1995 Nissan pickup truck nose down in a ditchline.
Deputies Shawn Boroviak and Greg Turner were en route to another complaint around 5:19 p.m. and were traveling U.S. 25 when they spotted the pickup truck in the ditchline. Stopping to check the situation, the deputies found Young still sitting behind the wheel and was believed to be under the influence.
Young reportedly refused to exit the vehicle, resulting in the resisting arrest charge. He was also in possession of prescription pills that were not in the proper container.
Online jail records show that Young was booked into the Laurel County Detention Center around 7 p.m., but less than two hours later, he was released. No information was available on the jail's website concerning Young's bond for the charges.
A long-time educator and administrator, Young moved up the ranks in the school system, serving as student personnel director before being named assistant superintendent. After the resignation of former superintendent James Francis in May 2006, Young took the helm of the school system in September of that year, and has served with high evaluations from the Laurel County School Board for the past five consecutive years.
A press release from Laurel County School System Attorney Larry Bryson is expected on Monday.