District 51 superintendent announces retirement

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- After 35 years with District 51, Superintendent Steve Schultz announced his retirement.

Schultz said he felt it was time, and that the district needs to begin looking for a long term replacement.

He said, despite leaving, he had always wanted to be involved in education.

He said he hopes the future of District 51 continues to prosper.

"Industrial age model of education is obsolete, and we're in the process of reinventing it, and I'm really proud of that and want to see the district to continue to do that, I know the boards committed to doing that,” said Steve Schultz, Superintendent.

One of the bigger topics following Schultz's retirement: program is reductions for job training services.

The district currently has two positions, but feels they are a duplication of services.

The positions will be eliminated at the end of the month, but officials said those employees will be considered for a handful of open positions before any outside applicant.

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