GIPS Board of Education accepts Dr. Grover’s resignation

Monday was the end of an era in Grand Island Public Schools.
Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 12:04 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 1:17 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Monday was the end of an era in Grand Island Public Schools.

Five of the current board members said their goodbyes to their colleagues and to the school district as a whole, and when the meeting was nearing its close they also had to say goodbye to the current superintendent, Dr. Tawana Grover.

After an executive session, the board came back in and voted to make Grover’s resignation official. Right after that vote, they voted to hire the Nebraska Association of School Boards to search for the district’s replacement.

Details of Dr. Grover’s resignation agreement with the district can be found here.

GIPS Board agrees to pay out Dr. Grover's contract

After the meeting Grover had this to say about her legacy with the district.

“I am just proud to know that I was definitely a trailblazer being the first African-American superintendent in this state - that’s something I take with me, the first female,” Grover said. “We know that those are glass ceilings that people all across this country are still trying to figure out how to break them. I know that’s part of my work going forward is to continue to uplift people of color, but also women.”

Board president, Lisa Albers, said she is hoping to have some names of interim superintendent candidates by the first week of January.