Liberty Union-Thurston, Ohio superintendent announces retirement

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Liberty Union-Thuston Local Schools Superintendent Paul Mathews said he will leave his position when his contract expires July 31.

“I’ve just come to a place where I want to do something different and explore different options,” he said Thursday. “But it’s a little early to talk about that now because we have a lot of work to do between now and then.”

He said that includes getting voters to renew and make permanent a 0.5 percent income tax levy for operating expenses in May. Voters approved temporary levies for the same percentage in 2005 and 2010. The district wants to raise at least $725,000 annually with the tax, which would be effective Jan. 1, 2016, if passed.

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