Tom Lee

Waseca Public Schools Superintendent Tom Lee announced his retirement at a January School Board meeting. (County News file photo)

The Waseca School Board accepted Waseca Public School District Superintendent Tom Lee’s letter of resignation at the Thursday, Jan. 23 meeting.

Lee will be retiring as of June 30, 2020.

“I have had a 40 year career in education,” Lee said. “Serving as Waseca’s superintendent has been the greatest honor of my career. It just feels like a good time to retire. The district has made great progress and is positioned for even greater things. I will miss all the people in Waseca Schools and in this community, but our granddaughters are Bluejays. So my wife and I plan to spend great amounts of time watching them grow up in this wonderfully supportive community.”

With the announcement of his retirement, the board has hired (Harold Remme and Ed Waltman with South Central Service Coop) to run the new superintendent search process. The first step in the search process will be to develop a profile of the next leader, according to a press release from the school district.

To do so, the consultants will hold meetings with individual Board members and staff. The community is invited to a Community Input Meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board Room (2nd floor Central Building).

The district is also inviting interested individuals to complete a google survey. Interviews of candidates will occur the week of March 16. Finalist interviews, including a community interview, will occur the week of March 23.

You can find more specific information on the district website.

Reach Reporter Bailey Grubish at 507-837-5451 or follow her on Twitter @wcnbailey. ©Copyright 2020 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

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