Bob Dutton, assistant superintendent of the Lakeland School District, will quit this summer to return to Boise.
Dutton took the Lakeland job last summer after losing the Republican primary for state superintendent of public instruction to Anne Fox. Dutton had been associate state superintendent under Jerry Evans.
He will become an area director for the Boise School District. The district recently divided into four management quadrants. Dutton will be in charge of the Capital High School quadrant, he said.
“We truly have enjoyed working in the Lakeland School District,” Dutton said on behalf of himself and his wife, Diane, a special education teacher. “I have been treated so well, I hate to leave.”
Family matters and the new opportunity contributed to the decision to move, Dutton said.
At Lakeland, Dutton was in charge of finance, transportation and maintenance. The school district is advertising to fill the position, which will be open in July.