TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vigo County School Corporation Interim Superintendent Tom Balitewicz, issued the following statement this evening, regarding the Superintendent search.

“I’d like to thank the Vigo County School Board for their time during the interview process for the VCSC Superintendent position. After careful thought, I have decided to take my name out of consideration for the position. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as the interim Superintendent and will continue in the role through the end of the school year. I look forward to working with the new Superintendent in the fall, as I return to my previous role as Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.”

Today’s announcement by Balitewicz, comes one day after a VCSC School Board meeting, regarding the corporation’s response, to racist incidents at West Vigo High School.