Chuck Smithey resigns

Walsenburg- In a recent turn of events in the saga of the troubles at the RE-1 school district, Chuck Smithey, Assistant Principal, and director of the Opportunity and Enrichment School tendered his resignation today, July 3rd to be effective August 3, 2008 per his contractual arrangement.  One of the primary reasons was the school boards vote of no confidence in turning him down as athletic director.  He said, "They (the board) sent him a message, loud and clear.  He has already accepted a position as Assistant director and Assistant Principal at Rocky Ford High School.  For the complete story, see next weeks Journal.  To see what the boards reaction will be, come to the meeting July 8th at 6:30 pm