Last fall, George Park's name was cleared in an investigation into misuse of Garfield School District funds, but he won't be returning to his post as superintendent of Carbon School District. Park has resigned and the district is looking for its next superintendent.
Park was hired by Carbon in May 2010 to replace retiring Superintendent Patsy Bueno. But he was placed on administrative leave in August after being arrested for alleged misdeeds at his previous job as superintendent of Garfield district.
In November, a Utah judge dismissed charges against Park, but his former business administrator, Justin Baugh, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of misuse of public funds, communications fraud and tampering with a witness.
Bueno stepped in as Carbon superintendent and plans to stay on until June.
The Utah School Boards Association is handling Carbon's search for a new superintendent. Applications are due March 18. Jordan, Murray and Weber school districts also are seeking new superintendents.
"We discussed [reinstatement] with Park. He just decided to resign," said Carbon board President Barry Deeter. "I don't know what his plans are."
Deeter said the board wants to find someone who will stay at least two years.
"We're looking for a permanent superintendent," he said.