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Kirby to retire

Lloyd Kirby has announced he is retiring as superintendent of Colon Community Schools.

Kirby, who has led the 650-student district for 19 years, said he and board of education president Ernie Baker talked about the matter last week and, according to Kirby, he and Baker agreed it was time for a change.

A replacement for Kirby took up the balance of discussion during Monday’s board of education meeting, Baker said.

Baker indicated he would prefer to not comment on the situation until he has in writing Kirby’s intent to retire.

The 62-year-old Kirby said he plans to stay on the lookout for work elsewhere. Kirby, who previously served as principal at Centreville High School, earned about $90,000 during the 2012-13 academic year.