By Tina Comeau
The Tri-County Regional School Board has accepted the resignation of Phillip Landry, superintendent of schools, to take effect July 31.
For months Landry has been on a medical leave of absence from the position and had been due to return on June 30. That leave has been extended to his resignation date.
The school board will begin a process immediately to fill the position. Details about the selection process should be available after the regular board meeting on June 7.
Jim Gunn, an education consultant and former school board superintendent, has been serving as acting superintendent.
Landry went on a medical leave of absence around the same time he was charged with one count of impaired driving stemming from an offence on March 1. In April, Landry's lawyer Phil Star entered a guilty plea to the charge. The Crown informed that court that when Landry was stopped by the RCMP his blood alcohol readings were approaching four times over the legal limit. His sentencing is set for June 21.