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Bastrop ISD superintendent announces resignation

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The head of the Bastrop Independent School District is stepping down.

Superintendent Roderick Emanuel announced his resignation, Monday, at a specially called school board meeting.

According to a BISD press release, Emanuel told board members that he wants to spend more time with his family, and pursue other personal interests.

He began his service with the district as a teacher 22 years ago, and served as the superintendent for the past seven years.

Roderick's resignation is effective immediately, although he will continue on as an interim superintendent until a replacement is hired. At that time, he will take a job as BISD's director of employee relations.

The district has also given the contract for its bus service to Petermann, a charter company out of Ohio. The contract is worth $3.5 million per year.

Last week, Durham School Bus Services pulled out of the bidding process. A letter to the Texas Workforce Commission indicated Durham would lay off 133 employees from its Lovers Lane facility in Bastrop.

There's no word yet on whether Petermann will hire those drivers.

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