Hoshizaki resigns

Two days after categorically denying he was leaving, Warren Hoshizaki has resigned as education director for the Rainy River District School Board, effective Sept. 1.
Hoshizaki has accepted a position as director of education for the District School Board of Niagara this fall, the school board announced in a press release issued this morning.
When contacted by the Times on Monday morning, Hoshizaki said word of his resignation was not true.
“We have been very fortunate to work with Warren over the past five years,” board chair Dan Belluz said in the press release.
“Improved student achievement, balanced budgets, and increased student programs are the result of his leadership,” Belluz added.
“I would like to acknowledge the work of so many wonderful employees of the Rainy River District School Board whose commitment to the success of students is unparalleled,” Hoshizaki noted in the same release.
“Classroom teachers and support staff working with students make the most direct contributions to student achievement.
“The rest of us are here to support their efforts and ensure that our organization does everything we can to recognize their valuable work creating a future for our communities and for our society,” he added.
Hoshizaki began his term with the Rainy River District School Board in 1999.
The board said it expects to have a successor in place for the beginning of the 2005-06 school year.