Maramduke School Board Addresses Superintendent's Retirement

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Members of the Marmaduke Schools Board of Education met in special session Monday night, and following an executive session, voted to promote assistant principal Keith Richey to the top job in the district. The change will take effect on July 1, following the recently-announced retirement of current superintendent Tim Gardner.

Members of the board also held a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24, as they entered into executive session to discuss the impending retirement of Gardner. Afterward, the board re-convened and adjourned without taking any action.

Recently, Gardner announced his retirement effective at the end of the current school year as he willl leave the job on Friday, June 29.

A veteran of 37 years as an educator, Gardner is currently serving his 11th year as superintendent at Marmaduke. A graduate of MHS, he returned to his alma mater from Hoxie where he had served as principal. He also spent a number of years as a coach prior to becoming an administrator.

Due to a reporter's error, the earlier stories on Gardner's retirement indicated he would be leaving the job effective Jan. 29. The CCTD apologizes for the mistake, and always strives to provide correct information.

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