The official announcement came during a Board of Education on Wednesday night.
Darnell Goldson, Board of Education President, said Birks and the board decided it was in the best interest of the students, parents, and district if they separate.
A motion was made Wednesday for the board to have the authority to sign and negotiate a mutually agreed upon severance.
He said the documents are expected to be signed by the end of the week. Birks then has seven days to decide if she would like to continue with the agreement or not.
Birks had been under intense scrutiny over her handling of the bus stop debacle at the start of the school year and her plan to eliminate teacher positions to close a budget hole.
Assistant Superintendent Ilene Tracey will act as interim Superintendent.