Alachua County School Superintendent Dan Boyd to Retire Next Month
Published August 21st, 2013
GAINESVILLE - Summer vacation may be over for students across North Central Florida, but for one of Alachua County's longest serving public educators, permanent vacation is about to begin.
At a school board meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Dan Boyd announced plans to step down at the end of September, ending his nearly five decade-long career in public education.
Boyd started his career as a science teacher back in 1964. After a brief stint as a principal in Levy County, Boyd made the move to Gainesville High in 1972, where he remained principal for nearly 25 years.
After serving as superintendent for the last nine years, Boyd says he felt the time was right to step down now.
"It's been a real pleasure for me to have had this opportunity. I've loved it all, but it's time to say goodbye," said Boyd. "I know in my heart that it's time."
Boyd's retirement comes in the midst of more changes to the statewide curriculum, something he says played no part in his decision to leave.
As for what he plans to do once he's retired, Boyd -- who's a noted history buff -- says he plans on using his extra time to read more history books.
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