Danville Public School Superintendent Dr. Edward Newsome, Jr. resigned today after a closed School Board meeting and received a $160,000 buyout of the remaining 2 year-$150,000 a year contract.

Reaction from the community is mixed on Facebook.

“It’s a sad day for DPS,” Tonya Fullerwinder-Mayo

“Speechless!! What is wrong with Danville?” Derek Allen Linder

“I hear circus music…I have said on numerous occassions he was a bad hire,” former Danville City Council member Adam J. Tomer

“This was clearly a forced resignation,” Bruce Hedrick of SouthsideCentral.com

“A lot of somebody’s wanted him out real bad,” Jerry Echols



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