Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Richardson has announced he will retire at the end of this school year.
Richardson has led the school district for the past seven years.
“The district is on the right path,” Dr. Richardson said in a statement released Friday. “We have an effective board, excellent leadership and a committed staff. We are in a great position moving forward. I want to thank everyone for making my time here worthwhile.”
District officials say a nationwide search to replace Richardson will be conducted by Leadership Associates.
In the meantime, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction John Davis will serve as acting superintendent.