EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Superintendent Cynda Rickert will be retiring from her position at the Eagle Point School District at the end of the coming school year, according to a statement from the District.
Eagle Point SD said that Rickert handed in her official notice in June, declaring her intent to stay through the 2019-20 school year — one year short of her current contract.
We wish Superintendent Rickert well as she begins her retirement and spends much deserved time with her family and friends," the District said. "The Board is most appreciative of her many years of service in public education, and particularly her 12 plus years in Eagle Point."
Now the District says that it will be taking the next few months to begin a search for the next Superintendent. Officials will be hiring a firm to assist in the search, and several contenders have already been identified. The District said that it will decide on September 18 which firm to hire.
During the process of finding a new Superintendent, the District says that it will be inviting teachers, parents, students and local officials to give their input.
"We look forward to having the community join us in this very important endeavor and receiving input from stakeholders in the community," Eagle Point SD said. "More information will be provided as it becomes available and we thank you in advance for your constructive engagement."