OAKHURST — The members of the Board of Trustees of the Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District have announced the retirement of Glenn Reid as Superintendent effective in August, 2017. Mr. Reid has served in the role of Superintendent since 2006, and has worked in the district since 1999 when he was appointed principal at Wasuma Elementary School.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the students staff and mountain community for the past 18 years,” says Reid.
“Working together, we have accomplished a great deal. I am excited about the path that our district has developed for our students as they are prepared for an ever-changing future. We have an outstanding and committed staff that works tirelessly with our students. Our facilities have been improved and are well maintained and our strong technology department that supports student learning is quite impressive for a district of our size.”
Reid adds that he feels it has been a privilege to work with a variety of caring school boards that have consistently been dedicated to serving students.
“They have been asked to make many difficult decisions over the past 11 years, and the bottom line has always been exactly what it should be – the students. Their dedication to working together with staff to solve problems and address issues is truly exemplary.”
“It is with great sorrow that we see Mr. Reid retire,” says Board of Trustees vice-president Dalene Stephens. “He has been an asset to our school community and his absence will be felt for many years to come. It has been a pleasure as a school board member to work with such a caring superintendent who enjoys all aspects of his job – from parents and community to the staff and the students. Thank you, Mr. Reid, for your dedicated years of service in education. You have made a difference.”
Insofar as what the Superintendent will do in retirement, he’s keeping options open.
“Right now, I don’t have any specific plans,” says Reid. “I know that I will do something, but I have until August to figure it out. I will definitely enjoy more time with my three-year-old, going on 23, grand-daughter. She is a pistol!”
The Board of Trustees will seek professional guidance from a firm specializing in filling superintendent vacancies. The search for a new Superintendent will begin immediately. Mr. Reid will be on hand to assist in the transition to new district leadership.