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Rapid City schools superintendent to leave district at the end of 2015-2016 school year

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RAPID CITY, South Dakota — The superintendent of the second largest public school district in South Dakota intends to resign at the end of next school year.

Rapid City Area Schools Superintendent Tim Mitchell says he will leave the district on June 30, 2016. He's been with the district for five years.

Mitchell announced his resignation Tuesday. He says he made the announcement more than a year in advance to allow for a smooth transition.

Mitchell's resignation comes months after the district proposed increasing the salaries of public school teachers at the expense of cutting $6.5 million from other programs during the upcoming school year. The proposal would eliminate support personnel who help students with math and literacy education.

The district has more than 13,800 students.

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