Finley Superintendent Will Serve One More Year

Finley Superintendent Will Serve One More Year
Posted on 11/05/2021
Last month, Superintendent Lance Hahn announced his planned retirement scheduled for June 2022. However, after further consideration and discussion with the school board, Superintendent Hahn requested at this week’s November 2nd board work session to extend his resignation by one year to June 2023. The board of directors approved this request and will take formal action at their November 15 meeting to redact the earlier motion.

“Going into my planned retirement for 2022, I really had thought schools would be further out of the COVID crisis than we are, and that this would be more of a ‘normal’ year,” says Superintendent Hahn. “Unfortunately, that’s not the case. An additional year will allow me to finish up some bigger projects and help better set the stage for the district’s next superintendent to come in and focus on education instead of COVID recovery.”

In addition to moving past masks, vaccine mandates, and other hot-button issues, Superintendent Hahn told staff that he is focused on “getting the budget in a more solid place” before a new superintendent begins in July 2023. Bus driver and other staffing shortages have been an ongoing struggle for school districts across Washington State.

Superintendent Hahn says that he is grateful for the school board’s flexibility and support, and he is excited to continue with the district for another school year. The school board anticipates resuming a superintendent search at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.