Johnson County School District One Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler has announced this year will be his final one with the district, as he will be retiring at the end of this school year.
Kessler made the official announcement at Monday night's school board meeting in Kaycee, although there were rumors and rumblings of the possibility last week.
After the meeting, Kessler explained his decision to retire.
Kessler has 35 years in education, 16 years as the superintendent for the Johnson County School District.
He has overseen the steady growth of the district and the construction of four new schools during his tenure; Buffalo High School, Clear Creek Middle School, Cloud Peak Elementary and the Kaycee K-12 School.
Of his years with the district, what does he feel his legacy will be that he will leave to the district and the community?
Kessler's retirement will be effective June 30th, 2014.