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Crandon superintendent Asher retires mid-school yearSubmitted: 01/29/2015

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CRANDON - The School District of Crandon needs a new superintendent midway through the school year.

Jim Asher told the school board Monday he was retiring, effective immediately.

Asher told us he had been wrestling with the decision since November.

He said he made the decision "for him," and that it had nothing to do with the district.

Leadership at Crandon Schools has been through plenty of turnover in the last few years. The entire school board is different than the one that hired Asher in 2010.

Asher also resigned from the Crandon City Council last July, fewer than three months after his April election.

He cited personal verbal attacks against him as the reason he resigned from that job.

Asher told us he doesn't know if the district will look for an interim superintendent.

Story By: Ben Meyer

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