Bellevue Superintendent Dr. Amalia Cudeiro has formally notified the Bellevue School Board of her intention not to seek a renewal of her three year contract with the District. The notification comes approximately six weeks after Cudeiro took a family medical leave to support her mother, a stroke victim battling cancer living in California. Cudeiro’s contract with the District expires June 30, 2012. Under the terms of her contract, Cudeiro is required to notify the Board of her intent whether to seek contract renewal. The Superintendent has notified the Board and has requested that the Board accept her resignation effective January 31.
“I am saddened to receive this notice, but understand Amalia has to do what is in the best interest of her family at this time,” said School Board President Paul Mills. “While Amalia led the District, she kept the Board briefed of her family situation in California and her decision to take a family medical leave was not a surprise to us. I think most people can appreciate how difficult it can be to help a parent with medical issues and we support her decision.”
During Cudeiro’s medical leave, Assistant Superintendent Eva Collins has served as Interim Superintendent. Collins has agreed to continue as Interim Superintendent while the Board discusses a next step.