SAN ANTONIO -- Robert Duron, superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District, resigned his position during a school board meeting late Monday afternoon.
The district said Duron had accepted a "voluntary separation agreement" and will stay with the district until an interim superintendent is named.
Duron also will remain as a district employee until next Feb. 15, working as executive director for research and special projects.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the parents and students of this community," Duron said in a statement read at the board meeting. "It has been equally a privilege and honor to lead the dedicated staff of SAISD."
Duron has been superintendent since July 2006. His superintendent's contract runs through mid-2013. He'll keep making his current salary of more than $266,000.
School board president Ed Garza said the district hopes to have a new superintendent in place by this summer.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.