Rocky Torres, who was selected as the next School District of Lancaster superintendent, has withdrawn his candidacy for the position.
A statement released Monday by the school board president states that Torres withdrew “based on unsuccessful contract negotiations.”
The selection of Torres over two other candidates, including the current acting superintendent Matthew Przywara led to a student walk-out on Feb. 24.
Robin Goodson, president of the school district’s board of directors, said the board is considering next steps.
“By law, directors are entitled to five days prior to a vote to appoint a superintendent,” Goodson said in a statement. “As a result, the school board will not take any action at its Tuesday meeting on this matter. It is no longer a voting meeting, but public comments will be accepted.”