Mountain Home superintendent to retire

There’s a changing of the guard at the Mountain Home School District, and the transition began overnight.

Tim McMurtrey square
Tim McMurtrey
James Gilbert (mug shot)
James Gilbert

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.”

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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