South Bend Schools Superintendent Jim Kapsa announced his retirement at Monday night's school board meeting.
Kapsa was named superintendent in 2008, replacing Dr. Robert Zimmerman.
The announcement comes at a time when three South Bend high schools — Riley, Washington and South Bend Alternative — are facing a state takeover if their state test scores do not improve this year.
Kapsa's retirement becomes effective June 30. The school board unanimously approved his decision.
WSBT's Colleen Ferreira broke the news of Kapsa's retirement during Monday's 5 p.m. newscast.
Attached VIDEO: Hear Kapsa explain why he took the superintendent's position in 2008, why he's leaving a year before his contract expires and school board reaction.