HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After one term of leading the Forrest County School District, Superintendent Debbie Burt will be retiring.
Burt's term is up at the end of the year, which is when retirement will become effective. With more than three decades in the education field, Burt says the decision to retire will give her more time to focus on her family, but adds she won't be disappearing from the district altogether. Burt plans to volunteer as well as become a substitute within the district.
"Forrest County Schools has been my entire life. I've spent my entire career here and it's been like a family rather than a job. So, my plans are to volunteer in the schools and to spend some time just helping the school district move forward and succeed," said Burt.
The superintendent position is an elected one, which Burt says she is grateful in having. Meanwhile, current Deputy Superintendent Brian Freeman already filed papers to qualify for the position.