There’s a changing of the guard at the Mountain Home School District, and the transition began overnight.
On Tuesday, trustees accepted Superintendent Tim McMurtrey’s resignation, effective July 1, and named Deputy Superintendent James Gilbert as his successor.
Gilbert has been deputy superintendent since 2007. McMurtrey, the district’s superintendent since 2005, plans to retire.
“I am proud of the fact that during these times of decreasing budgets, limited resources and unfunded state and federal mandates that the focus of my term as superintendent has been on improving student achievement,” McMurtrey said in his resignation letter. “I truly believe that Mountain Home School District provides the best educational opportunities possible with the resources it has at hand.”