DIETRICH, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — New information coming from the Dietrich School District Thursday evening. Superintendent Ben Hardcastle resigned.

According to school board meeting notes, on Feb. 28, board members accepted Hardcastle's resignation. He will stay on until June 30 of this year.

KMVT reached out to Hardcastle to find out if the Dietrich 'locker room' case influenced his decision to leave and he responded with a letter.

Here is what the letter said:

“It is with reverence that I announce my resignation effective at the end of the 2016-2017 contract year.

“I have an opportunity that is in the best interest of my family, and the Dietrich School Board has graciously accepted my resignation effective at the end of this contract year.

“I am extremely grateful to the community of Dietrich for the great trust that you have shown me in allowing me to serve the school district.


Benjamin G. Hardcastle”