Schools

Paik quit the top WSD post

CYNTHIA PAIK has made her second departure from the position of superintendent of the Westminster School District (File photo).

Cynthia Paik, who served two separate stints as superintendent of the Westminster School District, has resigned that post. The WSD Board of Trustees will consider hiring an interim superintendent when it meets Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the district office at 14121 Cedarwood St. in Westminster.

According to a district press release, Paik left the district “for personal reasons,” effective Oct. 26.

It’s the latest in a series of short-term tenures for the top spot in the K-8 district that serves most of Westminster and parts of adjoining communities.

Richard Tauer served from 2010 to 2013 before being fired by the board. His successor, Kim Phelps, left after three-and-a half years for a position in San Diego County.

Paik started in June 2017 as superintendent, but was fired after four months. Two interim superintendents followed until Paik was rehired in April 2019.

All in all, the WSD has had six superintendents in 12 years.

The board will consider an employment contract for an interim superintendent – as yet unnamed – at its Thursday meeting.

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