Two Northeast Iowa school districts will be looking for a new superintendent, after their shared, head administrator announced he is retiring.


Jim Stanton, the superintendent of the Dunkerton Community School District, will be taking early retirement, effective June 30th. He has been with the district for 12 years. Stanton also heads the Wapsie Valley Community School District, through a sharing agreement with Dunkerton.

The Board of Education approved Stanton's early retirement at their October 10th meeting.

Dunkerton will be looking at a plan to begin the search for his replacement soon. The district is also currently undergoing a construction project to build a $4.44 million addition to the school, which is slated to be finished soon after Stanton retires.

The Wapsie Valley School District, which has been sharing Stanton as school superintendent, will be ending the sharing agreement after this year. In a special meeting last month (September 25th), the board made the decision to look into hiring a full-time superintendent.