Highland High School band director resigns

News-DemocratDecember 5, 2013 

Highland High School's longtime band director Clay Dugger unexpectedly resigned earlier this week, according to school officials.

In an email sent to parents Tuesday, Highland High Principal Karen Gauen said Dugger resigned from his teaching position, but didn't provide a reason.

"Because this is a personnel issue, I'm not at liberty to discuss specifics," Gauen said in the email.

Highland School District 5 Superintendent Michael Sutton said Dugger turned in his resignation Tuesday afternoon citing "personal reasons." Dugger had worked for the district about six years, Sutton said.

Dugger could not be reached for comment.

Chris Wilson, a district-wide music teacher, will fill in for Dugger temporarily, Sutton said.

He said the band director vacancy will not be posted until the school board accepts Dugger's resignation at its next meeting Dec. 16.

Highland High School still plans to hold its band concert next Tuesday.

Contact reporter Jamie Forsythe at 239-2562 or jforsythe1@bnd.com.

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