The Covington News - - OPINION -

Su­per­in­ten­dent Gary Mathews last week of­fi­cially an­nounced his plans to re­tire. We’re sorry for the com­mu­nity to hear that we’ll be los­ing our top of­fi­cial, who is leav­ing af­ter start­ing our school sys­tem on the path to success one small step at a time.

We’ve al­ways found Dr. Mathews to be an open and hon­est man, whose trans­parency and re­spon­sive­ness was in­cred­i­bly re­fresh­ing.

While his pres­ence and lead­er­ship will be missed, we’re glad that he’ll have some more time to spend with his grand­chil­dren, which is cer­tainly a no­ble and ful­fill­ing re­tire­ment goal.

We would like to see Mathews’ poli­cies con­tin­ued, and we hope the new su­per­in­ten­dent doesn’t tear up ev­ery­thing and start from scratch. If a de­ci­sion is made soon enough, the new su­per­in­ten­dent will have ad­e­quate time to work with Dr. Mathews so the tran­si­tion is smooth.

The school board has an op­por­tu­nity to make a de­ci­sion that will pos­i­tively af­fect our chil­dren and en­sure fu­ture, pos­i­tive growth in New­ton County.

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