Dr. Jennifer Spring resigned for the purposes of retirement Friday from her position as superintendent of schools, effective Dec. 1.
In a letter sent to staff, Spring indicated that it was her intention to retire at the end of the school year. However, citing the district’s potential budget shortfall due to a reduction in state funding, Spring said she elected to retire now as a cost-saving measure.
“I am proud of what we have accomplished as a school district these past 5 ½ years. I thank the Board of Education and the community for granting me the privilege to have led the district. The students and staff of Cohoes will always hold a very special place in my heart,” wrote Spring.
“I’d like to personally recognize Dr. Spring’s efforts to save critical positions in the district,” Board of Education President Matt Nolin said. “On behalf of the entire Board of Education, I want to thank Dr. Spring for her dedication and service to Cohoes. We’re grateful for her tireless work in preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world. We congratulate Dr. Spring and wish her the best in retirement.”
Board of Education members plan to discuss the next steps for the district at their livestreamed meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.