Superintendent Jim Andrus announced Friday (March 10) he will retire after 30 years in Texas public education with the last 11 years in Slaton.
Andrus has served six years as the Slaton Junior High Principal, two years as Assistant Superintendent and the past three years as Superintendent of SISD.
Under Andrus’ leadership, Slaton ISD has increased Career and Technical Education offerings and made updates to existing facilities.
New construction includes the Mitchell Overturf Center for Industrial Trades, indoor softball and baseball practice facilities and the Tiger Den employee daycare center.
He also has been active with the Chamber of Commerce and Slaton Lions Club.
He will remain an employee of the School District until Aug. 31, 2024 to assist with the transition of the leadership.
Andrus’ last day as Superintendent of the District will be May 31, 2023 or the hiring date of his replacement, whichever comes first.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.