Worth County Superintendent Announces Intent To Retire

Worth County Superintendent Dr. Matthew Martz announced his resignation effective at the end of the year to the Worth County School Board at a meeting on Thursday. In his resignation letter, he stated an appreciation for the support of local businesses and Worth County School District families. He has been Worth County’s superintendent since the 2013-14 school year. The board plans to prepare and approve a timeline for selecting the next superintendent at their October meeting.

The board received an update of the protocols in place to deal with COVID-19. District Technology Administrator Chris Healy also presented the information pertaining to the district’s planned rollout of their 1-to-1 computer accessibility. Worth County’s 3rd through 12th grade students will be assigned a Chromebook beginning Monday, September 28th. Those computers will eventually be taken home daily by students. The idea behind the plan is to have the students in a situation to learn remote in the event that the district will experience the situation.

Worth County’s board also approved a resolution that authorizes the superintendent to contact the county health department requesting that district employees receive essential work status. That classification would allow employee determined to be close contacts of an active case of COVID-19 to continue to come to school if they take precautions and remain symptom free. Employees showing symptoms would not be allowed to come to work.