BEND, OR -- Superintendent Ron Wilkinson announced plans to retire, at Tuesday night's Bend-La Pine School Board meeting. Wilkinson has been with the district 17 years, and has served as chief since 2008. He advocated for school choice options for parents and students, and supported the development of the district's magnet school programs.
Wilkinson said he will retire June 30, 2015. Attempts to find a search firm to assist in hiring Wilkinson's successor will begin today.