Updated: Jan 23
Last Tuesday, Dr. John Millay, Superintendent of Meade County Schools, announced that he would retire from the Meade County School District, effective at the end of the day on Feb. 29, 2020.
In a letter to members of the Board of Education, Millay said that he was beyond proud of all the things the district had accomplished, as well as the positive culture initiatives the district has continually worked on.
“We have super talented administrators, principals, faculty and support staff that will continue to move the schools and district forward and to new levels of success for our students,” said Millay in the letter. “I know that students have always been our primary focus as it should always continue to be.”
Millay commended those who supported him through the years.
“I appreciate your care and support along the way,” wrote Millay. “I have definitely worked with some fantastic board members over the years. Additionally, the love and support of my family and friends made all the difference. They made all the sacrifice, hard work and challenging decisions worth it for our student body and school district each day.”
Millay says that he will do all that is necessary to create a very smooth transition to an interim leader that will be needed from March 1 until that time when a permanent superintendent can be hired.
He ended his letter saying he looked forward to what was to come next.
“A day is what you make it — make it good!” Millay wrote. “I have had countless good days, and I am excited about new opportunities that are ahead in my future to continue to impact schools and learning in different ways.”
The Messenger will publish a story chronicling Millay’s time in the district at a later date.