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Toppenish Superintendent Not Leaving the District

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TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Superintendent Steve Myers of the Toppenish School District has released a statement to KNDO regarding rumors he's leaving the district.

This statement comes after Tuesday's school board meeting where nearly 150 people rallied to show support for the superintendent.

Myers' statement:

"I have very few comments at this time. I have a personal relationship with each Board Director. As superintendent of Toppenish schools, I am on the Board team. I was uncomfortable with the meeting last night, for it snowballed into something bigger than it was. It is flattering when headhunters call and encourage you to explore opportunities around the state. When these positions open, superintendents that are recruited look to see what is best for their family. At this time I am not pursuing another position. I have a three year contract, and I intend to stay. I look forward to working with students, families, educators, board and community members in the future. I am sure what was big yesterday will be small tomorrow."

Close to twenty people voiced their support for Myers at Tuesday's meeting after news spread that some of the school board members were criticizing his work.

We also received numerous calls here in our newsroom from people at the meeting saying they are upset with Myers' leadership.