Jackson tenders resignation at DMS

Published 5:31 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Demopolis Board of Education voted Tuesday afternoon to accept the resignation of Clarence Jackson as principal of Demopolis Middle School.

Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin said the letter was delivered to the central office at approximately 3:15 p.m. An emergency meeting was called for 5 p.m.

Jackson’s resignation takes effect July 16. He will use accumulated leave days until Friday.

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Griffin said the job vacancy would be posted immediately.

“We want to get this posted for 14 days and he hope to do that (Wednesday) morning,” he said.

In tendering his resignation, Jackson effectively ends a 20 year career with the city’s school system.

The Dallas County board of education voted unanimously June 28 to offer Jackson the principal’s post at Southside High School in Selma.