Embattled Cache County School Superintendent Clark Puffer, who announced last month that he would retire early, said his retirement will be effective Nov. 1.

The announcement came at a school board meeting where about 300 teachers, administrators and parents packed the board room, many in support of a teacher's union vote for Puffer's resignation. The Cache Education Association had taken a vote of "no confidence" in Puffer in August.After the announcement, a group of Puffer supporters presented him with a resolution of appreciation. "It's a simple way to say thank you and focus on the positive things you did as superintendent," said Brenda Anthony, former Cache District PTA president. "We feel it's unfortunate to lose such a qualified superintendent."