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Yankton school superintendent resigning in June

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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The school superintendent in Yankton is resigning in June, but he says the decision has nothing to do with his October drunken driving arrest.

Joseph Gertsema tells the Yankton Press & Dakotan (http://bit.ly/YKWdsE) that he's making the decision because he feels it's time for a new challenge.

Gertsema has been Yankton's school superintendent for 23 years and says few stay in a district that long. He says he's grateful for the opportunity.

Gertsema was arrested in October at a Highway Patrol checkpoint near Vermillion after police said he failed a sobriety test. He apologized after the incident to his family and the community for his "bad decision" to drive after drinking.


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