Dr. Morris Holmes (Photo: THV 11 News)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The leader of the state's largest school district announced he is leaving office earlier than expected.
Dr. Morris Holmes sent a letter to Little Rock School Board President Dianne Curry, explaining his intention of resigning.
Originally Holmes was scheduled to resign June 30, but now his resignation is effective March 22.
In the letter, he cited his reason for leaving was "private in nature."
The Board is putting together a transition team to manage the District between March 22 and the arrival of the new Superintendent. The final of four candidates will be interviewed Monday; the Board meets Tuesday to begin deliberations on the selection.
Holmes has served as a teacher, principal and Superintendent in the Little Rock School District; his most recent term of employment began in January, 2011.