PITTSBURG — Pittsburg USD 250 Superintendent Destry Brown announced his resignation Monday at the USD 250 board meeting.

Brown is set to retire on June 30, 2018 at the end of the school year — after nine years with the district.

“On that note, Destry, thank you for your service,” USD 250 Board of Education President Marlene Willis said. “You are going to continue to serve us, but you have always put kids first and at this point I anticipate you are putting yourself first and that's okay.

“So thank you very much, business will continue as usual until the end of June.”

Brown said some of his best years have been working for Pittsburg schools.

“Thirty-four years in education and some of the very best have been here and I’ve been fortunate and blessed to work with some amazing people — including those sitting at this table and those who were even before you … I’m appreciative of everything you have done and all of the opportunities you have afforded.”

Brown said in a release that he is uncertain what his plans are after retirement, but plans to make a difference to students in some way.

 — Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.