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.