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Hillsborough Co. Superintendent Jeff Eakins to retire in 2020

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 13:45:25-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins has announced he plans to retire in 2020.

Eakins said his final day will be June 30, 2020, according to a letter he released to board members.

"I want to start this letter by thanking each of you for giving me the opportunity to serve this district as its Superintendent. For the past four years, I’ve been able to witness the amazing work of our teachers, leaders, support staff, parents, partners and, of course, our incredible students," Eakins wrote. "This decision comes as a result of Peggy and me evaluating the two most important priorities in our lives: faith and family."

Eakins became superintendent in 2015. He originally moved from Ohio to Florida to teach in Hillsborough County Public Schools.

To read Eakins full letter, click here.