Facing ouster after the election of new school board members, Brevard County (Fla.) district superintendent Mark Mullins has agreed to step down.
Florida Today reports that Mullins agreed to begin separation negotiations after board members raised the issue Tuesday during a board meeting.
"We have lost our focus on what we're supposed to be doing, and we're only as strong as our leaders are," newly elected board member Megan Wright said. "I have respect for our superintendent, but the public's perception, Dr. Mullins, is that you are the leader and what they're calling for is a strong leader."
Board members Gene Trent and Matt Susin indicated they supported Mullins' ouster, and board members Katye Cambell and Jennifer Jenkins opposed the move.
Mullins volunteered to step down before the question could be brought to a vote.
Mullins said in a statement after the meeting that he was proud of his contributions to Brevard students and families over his nearly 30 years with the district.
Mullins has served as the district's superintendent since July 2018. The district serves about 70,000 students.