Cerbat principal to resign

Roger Fuss is resigning as principal of Cerbat Elementary School after five years on the job.

Fuss was principal at Kingman High School North for four years before resigning that position at the end of the 1996-97 school year over "philosophical differences" with Mike Ford, superintendent of the Mohave Union High School District.

He took the job at Cerbat Elementary in the fall of 1997 when Cerbat was part of the Kingman Elementary School District.

The districts merged last July 1 to form the Kingman Unified School District with Ford as superintendent.

Fuss submitted a two-paragraph letter of resignation Tuesday to Ford.

In it, Fuss stated he would resign effective July 1.

He also requested all compensation he is due for banked vacation hours from the KESD and accrued sick leave.

Fuss was contacted for additional comment and said only, "There were a lot of things I didn't accomplish at Cerbat.

It's time for me to move on."

The resignation letter did not surprise him, Ford said.

"I know he has been looking for a position in the valley and has interviewed down there," Ford said.

"I guess he decided it's time to make a break."

The opening for a principal at Cerbat was to be posted today.

"We'll look first at internal candidates to see who is available and go from there," Ford said.

Ford said he hopes to have a replacement named by July 1.

The letter of resignation was to be taken before the district governing board in a special meeting set for 6:30 p.m.

today.

Ford said he is sure the board would accept it.

Fuss' wife, Jill, is principal at Hualapai Elementary School.

She could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but Fuss said she has no plans to resign her position.