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Superintendent leaving in February

Not ready to use the word 'retirement

Clay County Schools Supt. Mark Leek informed the school board in special session last Thursday evening his last day of employment will be Feb. 28.
 No specific reason was given for his sudden announcement. Leek said later, “I have been contemplating it for some time. I’ll not use the word ‘retirement’ because I may resurface in public education. But I’m stepping out on faith. I felt it was time.”
 The impetus for his departure is not another job, a health issue, or a personnel matter, he said.
 “This has zero to do with personnel or the Board of Education. I know when it’s time, 25 of my 31 years in education have been in Clay County. This is a big change in my life. I’m looking forward to the future and what’s in store for me.”



Lorraine Bennett Staff writer

Clay County Progress

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