Newark schools superintendent set to retire

Sandwiched between a Tuesday workshop on sex education for fifth- and sixth-graders and a lively meeting on the same topic later, Newark’s schools superintendent announced his retirement as of June 30.

John Bernard will have worked for five years overseeing the district, capping more than 38 years in education, he said at the school board meeting, covered in Wednesday’s edition of The Argus.

Bernard said he next plans to consult and perhaps get into state education administration. Personally, he expects to spend more time as a “visible grandfather” and to help with his wife’s antique business — although he guessed that duty takes precedence over education on her list.

Todd Brown

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