According to Superintendent Todd Garrison, few teachers are leaving Lone Grove Public Schools due to dissatisfaction.
Over the last year, 24 teachers have left the school system. LGPS has 120 teachers total, which means 20 percent of the teaching staff departed.
“Teachers are just moving around more,” Garrison said.
He offered the following reasons for why 24 teachers have left the district.
Seven teachers left for professional advancement, such as a teacher becoming a principal or an assistant coach becoming a head coach
Five teachers retired
Three teachers left to start a church in Arkansa
Four teacher left for personal reasons such as to become a stay-at-home mother or a shorter commute to work
Five teachers left for unknown reasons
Comparatively, 24 teachers leaving is higher than similar-sized schools in the area.
Dickson Public Schools had five teachers leave the district and six teachers retire out of 91 certified staff. Two of the retiring teachers are returning to the district part time in some capacity.
Plainview Public Schools had seven resignations and retirements out of 115 teachers.