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Superintendent retiring, but not leaving job

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - Covington County school superintendent Ike Sanford is retiring in a few months, but he won't be leaving his job. In a cost-cutting move, Sanford says he'll officially retire July 1st, but will continue to work full-time as superintendent.

He says the economy has forced the the district to make some salary cuts and this is another way to save the district money.

"Basically, the only thing it does is change where I get my money from," said Sanford. "I'll be drawing my retirement and I can draw 1/4 of my salary from the district and that saves of course, 3/4 of my salary, along with the benefits that I was receiving," Sanford said. 

Sanford has been superintendent for about 10 years and says he's planning to run for office again in 2011.

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