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Seminole County Schools Superintendent Walt Griffin Announces Retirement


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Seminole County Superintendent Walt Griffin announced Friday he’ll retire at the end of the school year. Griffin has been superintendent for the past 9 years. 

Griffin said he originally planned to submit his retirement last spring but then coronavirus hit. 

In a pre-taped Facebook message, Griffin said now he’ll step down in Spring 2021. 

“I’m retiring to enjoy my family. I’m not retiring to find a different district or job,” Griffin said.

“I will miss you the wonderful people in this organization more than anything. And certainly will miss working with a strong, cooperative student and employee centered school board.”

Griffin has been in the district for the past 37 years as a math teacher, an assistant and vice principal and the high school executive director before becoming superintendent. 

Under his leadership, the graduation rate came close to 93 percent-the highest in Central Florida. There are no D or F schools in the district.

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