PETAL, Miss. (AP) - Petal Superintendent James Hutto will retire
at the end of this school year after more than 40 years as an
educator and an 11-year career in Petal.
Hutto, who is 60 years old, sent an e-mail to all employees
Thursday; he had told the school board earlier about his decision
to retire next June 30.
His e-mail said, "My dream would be for the Petal schools to
have even greater success under the next superintendent."
Hutto said he and his wife love Petal and plan to stay. He said
the search for the next superintendent will begin immediately.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American,