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Pasco School District Superintendent Announces Retirement

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PASCO, WA - Pasco School District Superintendent Saundra Hill has announced to the board of directors and district administrators that she will be retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. 

In planning for Hill's departure the board is seeking a deputy/successor superintendent, who will spend a year working closely with Hill during this transition period.

The board says they will be seeking public comment to inform the hire of Pasco's next superintendent. In the coming days, an online survey can be accessed on the district website and surveys will also be sent home with students.

"While there remains much work to do, as there always will be, I am proud of our team's accomplishments over the past few years," said Hill in a letter to the board. "We have built seven new schools and created strategies to accommodate our student growth while also considering the burden on taxpayers. Our test scores and graduation rates are the highest in history. We have achieved this because we view as opportunities what others see as obstacles. We also have team members who are committed to doing whatever it takes for our Pasco students and families. Pasco School District has also gained respect across the state in how it has used innovation to address issues with integrity and with a crystal-clear focus on doing what is needed for students, even under challenging conditions."

Hill has been Pasco School District's Superintendent since 2002 and was selected as the 2013 Washington State Superintendent of the Year.