In a “Hurley in the Morning” exclusive, I have learned and confirmed that Barry Caldwell, Atlantic City Superintendent of Public Schools has provided his Board of Education with exceptional advanced notice that he will retire, effective July 1, 2021.

This will enable Caldwell to run through the finish line and see the district though the current unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Caldwell has given the Atlantic City Board of Education more than 13 months of advanced notice. This affords the the Board the time it needs to conduct a proper candidate search for his replacement.

Caldwell shared with me that he intends “to work his, (well ... you know what ...) off,” said Caldwell. “I will do anything for the district through my last second of my last day,” said Caldwell.

I have obtained a copy of Caldwell’s letter of resignation which is attached here.

Photo of Barry Caldwell provided by Barry Caldwell
Photo of Barry Caldwell provided by Barry Caldwell

I reached Atlantic City Board of Education President John Devlin for his immediate comment, who said, “We would like to thank Barry for his years of service, and wish him the best in retirement,” said Devlin.

Caldwell shared with me that “soon it will be the time for the next generation of educational leadership to takeover the reigns of public education in Atlantic City, said Caldwell.”

“I will do everything that I can to ensure the smoothest transition possible,” said Caldwell.

“After next year, I will miss working with our great team of supportive and certified staff and our focus always centers around the 7,000 students within our district,” said Caldwell.

Caldwell advised that now is not the time for goodbyes, “that we have much important work to still do.”


SOURCE: Barry Caldwell

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