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Springfield Superintendent Announces Resignation

The superintendent of Springfield schools has announced that he plans to step down in June after weeks of controversy over a $30,000 signing bonus.

Alan Ingram said Monday that he will resign at the end of his current four-year contract on June 30. He did not give a reason in a two-page letter to city officials.

The school committee had asked that he return the $30,000 bonus members said he was to supposed use to buy a house in Springfield. Ingram rents.

A city lawyer said there was no language in the contract that said he was required to buy a home, only that he was required to live in the city.

Ingram touted some of his achievements, including higher attendance and less truancy.

Critics say he overstated his accomplishments.

This program aired on August 16, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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