Springfield Public Schools superintendent John Jungmann signaled his retirement plans.
A 23-year school leader, Jungmann is slated to exit the district at the end of the 2020-21 academic year in summer 2021. A news release indicates the SPS Board of Education accepted Jungmann's letter of retirement and would immediately begin a nationwide search for his successor.
"Dr. Jungmann's unwavering commitment to our 25,000 kids and 3,500 staff leaves a significant, meaningful legacy for our community," board President Alina Lehnert said in the release. "We congratulate him for his many years of public education service to the state of Missouri and for a well-deserved retirement."
Jungmann, 44, started as SPS' superintendent in July 2014, when he succeeded nine-year leader Norm Ridder. Jungmann came to SPS from Liberty Public Schools, where he was superintendent of the 11,500-student district near Kansas City.
"Together, we have much we can be proud of, but nothing is more meaningful than our efforts to raise our graduation rate to the highest level in district history and to set a new bar for all future graduating classes,” Jungmann said in the release. "I look forward to finishing out my final year with the same passion and commitment that I have brought with me during each of the last six years. Our students need and deserve nothing less from each of us."
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