Longtime West Irondequoit School Superintendent Jeff Crane is retiring.
That word came Thursday from the school board, which notes that Crane has served that district for more than 21 years, including the last 15 years as Superintendent.
Crane will retire as of January 1, 2019.
Officials say Crane has overseen numerous projects including the implementation of full day kindergarten, and worked to foster long-term financial stability for the district.
He has also served as Chairperson of the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program Governance Committee
School Board President John Vay said that Crane, “…has led with the moral conviction and unwavering belief that all children are unique and deserve not only a high quality education but a safe and caring environment.”
The school board will be updating the West Irondequoit community on the next steps in find the next district superintendent.