Lonedell R-XIV School District Superintendent Fred VanBibber has announced his retirement effective at the end of the current academic year.

The Lonedell Board of Education accepted VanBibber's letter of resignation during a special meeting on Friday evening. The board discussed the resignation during a closed session, and then voted to accept it afterward during open session.

The resignation is effective June 30.

"I'm going to retire and pursue other interests," VanBibber said. "The school district is in a good place. It's just a good time for me to bow out."

The 55-year-old VanBibber is in his fourth year as superintendent of the rural Franklin County school district.

For more, see the Wednesday Missourian.