Ross Local Schools superintendent retiring

Ross Superintendent Greg Young informed the school board of his decision earlier this month.

Ross officials this week began advertising for a new superintendent for the district that has consistently been among the top academic performers in Southwest Ohio.

The board, Young said, will formally accept his resignation by April 8 and plans to hire a new superintendent by May.

Young, 63, has worked in public education for 41 years and will retire July 31.

“It was my time to enjoy life for a while,” said Young, who has worked a total of 28 years at the 2,745-student district.

“It’s an outstanding district because we have outstanding people working in Ross with great community involvement and very supportive parents,” he said.

Young’s tenure included overseeing a $57 million building and renovation program that saw the construction of a new high school building and top national honors for that school.

In 2012, Young was Southwest Ohio’s winner of the Exemplary Educator Award from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Ross High School, which graduates 98.7 percent of students, according to the latest state ratings, was awarded the federal Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence for the 2014-2015 school year.

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