Jody Nace
Jody Nace (Submitted)

Northeastern School Board will vote Monday night whether to end the tenure of its superintendent just two years after she started.

The board has a motion on its agenda to notify Jody Nace they intend not to renew her contract, which expires next June.

Nace, who previously worked in York Suburban and Eastern York, came on as superintendent in July 2010. She first joined Northeastern in 2003 as principal of Spring Forge Intermediate School, then rose to assistant superintendent. She replaced Robert Tabachini, who retired.

The board is required to notify its superintendents in advance whether they will renew their contract.

Nace said she has not yet been informed as to why her contract may not be renewed, other than the board exercising its right to consider other options. Nace said she was told by Walker that Nace is not being investigated for any wrongdoing, either. She first learned of the agenda item two weeks ago.

"I was very surprised," Nace said.

Board president Margie Walker declined to comment on the reason not to renew Nace's contract. Walker said the board is not required to publicly comment on why they wouldn't want Nace back, as per their contract agreement. There is not expected to be any additional comment at Monday's board meeting at the administration building, either.

"I love this school district. There's no question about it," Nace said.

Nace said that in her nine years, she is most proud of helping craft a focused statement, the "Bobcat Way," that is now used by everyone in the district: "100 percent of our students will graduate and be fully prepared for a post-secondary education.


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In her most recent budget, the district cut nine teachers and a number of extra- and co-curricular staff to help pare down a $3.4 million deficit, with board members lamenting a lack of state funding. Taxes were raised 2.3 percent.

Northeastern did not make adequate yearly progress toward state achievement marks on the annual exams last year, although the county overall had many more districts miss the mark than usual.