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Twin Rivers School District Superintendent to resign

At a Tuesday board meeting, Superintendent Frank Porter informed the Twin Rivers Unified trustees of his intent to resign at the end of June, said TRUSD spokesperson Trinette Marquis.

Porter's career spanned three decades, beginning as a bus driver before spending 10 years as a teacher in the Buckeye USD and more than 20 years in a variety of roles within the Rio Linda Union School District, Marquis detailed.

Board President Roger Westrup said of Porter, "It's been an honor to serve with Frank to try to make things better for our kids and our community. On behalf of the board, we greatly appreciate the support, encouragement, and direction Frank has provided in setting the course for Twin Rivers. Frank's courageous and tireless leadership in setting clear and high standards for student achievement, effective board governance, and fiscal integrity have been instrumental to our progress."

According to Marquis, Porter played a key role in merging four different school districts into a unified system for the North Sacramento area. Twin Rivers also experienced an increase in graduation rates, academic performance index, and saw a turnaround in enrollment, Marquis said.

Despite his individual accomplishments, Porter was quick to recognize his peers for the vital role they played in his successes. "I want to express my gratitude and admiration for our tremendously gifted and dedicated administrative, principal, certificated/teaching and classified staff. Their creative, innovative, and steadfast commitment to the success of every student have been an inspiration," said Porter. "I have been honored to have worked with such a remarkable staff. The level and scale of this unification work required the immense and heroic commitment of countless people to make this happen successfully. "

Porter said he is looking forward to spending time with his wife and feels confident the district has a solid foundation on which to build upon their efforts, explained Marquis.

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