Trussville City Schools superintendent resigns

Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 6:39 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2022 at 8:13 PM CDT
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TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WBRC) - The former superintendent of Trussville City Schools has resigned following controversy regarding Hewitt-Trussville High and Middle school threats.

Dr. Pattie Neill was contracted to be superintendent for four more years, but she will now be paid for one more year, until Oct. 2023.

The school board is beginning an immediate search for a replacement superintendent.

Frank Costanzo, who was recently named acting superintendent, is now the interim superintendent. He has asked not to be considered for the permanent position because he is retired.

Officials say the system will go through the Alabama Association of School Boards to help them find a replacement. We’re told they will conduct a community survey to find out what the residents of Trussville want in their next superintendent.

We’re told the system hopes to find someone quickly so they can have a new superintendent in place before the end of the current school year.

Dr. Neill released her resignation letter after it was accepted by the school board. You can read it below:

Officials say the independent investigation into the “death notebook” should be completed in the next couple of weeks.

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