STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. has revealed that he is stepping down to take care of his elderly parents.

Ramirez was the Superintendent for more than a year. He has a Master’s of Education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

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In a press release, he had this to say about his decision, “It’s been a pleasure and great opportunity to serve as Superintendent of the Stockton Unified School District. I will be serving the students and the Stockton Unified School Board in different capacity. I look forward in doing all that I can to support the district,” said John Ramirez Jr.”

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SUSD School Board of Education President Cecilia Mendez had this to say about the news, “I wish Mr. Ramirez Jr. the very best and wish good health for his family. I would like to thank him for the hard work he has put in for the district and students.”

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The Stockton Unified Board of Education accepted Ramirez’s resignation at its June 9, 2022 meeting.