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Arizona school district's superintendent to retire in summer

The head of the third largest school district in the Tucson area will step down at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Amphitheater Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Nelson has been in the position for nearly five years, and has been with the district for 16.

He came to the district as the executive director of curriculum, instruction and development before becoming the associate superintendent and ultimately superintendent.