Harrisburg school superintendent steps down after 10 years
Harrisburg School District Superintendent Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney. (Photo courtesy: Harrisburg School District)
(Harrisburg) — The head of the Harrisburg School District is stepping down.
Pennlive.com reports that Superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney notified staff members about her decision in an email sent Thursday morning. It didn’t state a reason for her decision to step down after 10 years.
The decision comes just days after a judge agreed with a petition by the state Department of Education to appoint a receiver to take control of the financially and academically troubled district.
In her email, Knight-Burney thanked staffers for their efforts, noting that “this journey has at times been very difficult and we faced many challenges that sometimes seemed impossible to achieve.”
Knight-Burney could not be reached for comment. It wasn’t clear Thursday when she would officially leave her post or who would assume her duties.