Superintendent Tom Salyer announced his retirement today from the Johnson County School system. In a letter Salyer announced the retirement, writing that he will always treasure the many student successes that occurred during his educational career. He added the hard work shown by the students and employees of the district made him proud to be their Superintendent. When reached for further comment, Superintendent Salyer said after 34 years in the Johnson County School System, it was the right time. He was encouraged to stay by the school board, but felt this was right decision. When asked is his retirement would affect his appoint to the state board, he said he was unsure at this time. His retirement will be effective July 31, 2017.