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Will Clayton County keep its Superintendent?

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The search for a new school superintendent in Clayton county may come to an end, before it really gets a chance to begin.

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent may be staying in town after all.  Dr. Edmond Heatley had turned in his resignation, effective at the end of the month, to take a job in California.  But on Tuesday, he sent the Berkeley Unified School district a letter, withdrawing his name.

According to a statement given to 11Alive News from the district, Heatley told Berkeley board President John Selawsky, "I want to thank you personally for all of your time and support. I wish you, the Board and Community of Berkeley nothing but success in the future."

Berkeley Unified spokesperson Mark Coplan says the board was going to vote on Heatley's contract Wednesday night, until a number of parents spoke out against the decision.  The parents had seen media reports from Atlanta questioning Heatley's leadership and wanted a more thorough background on his accomplishments and qualifications. The board agreed to postpone its decision to do so.

11Alive has not heard from Heatley on what he plans to do next, or whether the Clayton County Public Schools board is interested in having him stay.

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