VALLEY, AL (WTVM) – Chambers County School Superintendent Kelli Hodge has confirmed that Valley High School Band Director Shannon Chandler has submitted his papers for retirement.
However, the school board has not met to accept the retirement yet.
Chandler was placed on leave in May after an inappropriate gag award was put together for a Valley High School band banquet.
Chambers County School Superintendent Keli Hodge says despite the troubles at the end of the year, those associated with the band program will miss Chandler.
"He is definitely going to be missed and I know that the kids in the band and the parents that have supported the band over the years I know they appreciate very much the things Mr. Chandler has done over the years and we wish him well in his retirement," Chandler says.
The band director issued the following apology following this incident: