COLUMBUS, Ohio — An announcement by the Columbus schools superintendent that he plans to retire by the end of the year will trigger a search for a new leader for Ohio’s biggest school district.

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) Dan Good announced his retirement Thursday. Good was appointed in 2013 after retiring as superintendent in Westerville.

Good says people warned him the district was beyond repair when he took the job. His predecessor was convicted of dereliction of duty after failing to stop a data fraud scandal.

Good says he believes the community’s faith in the district has been restored. The 55-year-old says he plans to take time off before deciding what’s next.

The district says Good will stay through December, giving officials plenty of time to prepare for a search.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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