- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools has announced that he is leaving the district for a private education company.

Superintendent Joel Boyd vowed to turn the city’s public schools around within five years and told he school board two months ago that he planned to finish out his contract. He withdrew his name from consideration for the top job in another district.

But Boyd he said Tuesday that he will resign after four years to become senior vice president of the San Francisco-based education software company BrightBytes. The firm collects and uses data to recommend ways to improve academic achievement.

There is no word yet on who may replace Boyd.

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