Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Piper superintendent announces retirement

Piper School District Superintendent Steve Adams has announced that he'll retire at the end of the current contract year.

"The time has come for me to step away from my position as superintendent of schools at the conclusion of the current contract year," Adams said in a statement this afternoon. "This has been a very difficult decision for me to make as I am deeply invested in the good things that happen in the Piper School District."

During Adams' time at Piper, the school district experienced a significant boom in enrollment, thanks in large part to the economic development in Western Wyandotte County.

Early on during Adams' period as superintendent, patrons inside the Piper School District approved of a school bond that allowed the district to build a new elementary school, along with extensive renovations at Piper High School.

The district has also been one of the highest performing school district in the metro area when it comes to academics, with multiple schools earning top awards from the Kansas Department of Education.

In his statement, Adams said he plans to remain in the community.

More information when available.