BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - After spending over 30 years in higher education, Bath Central school district superintendent Joseph Rumsey is retiring at the end of the school year.

The Board of Education is set to formally accept Rumsey's retirement at the next meeting on Wednesday, November 9th.

His retirement will become effective June 30th.

According to District Superintendent Rumsey: "It has truly been a blessing to return home for the last ten years to lead the Bath Central School District. I love this school and its surrounding region. We have accomplished so much in the last ten years. Our staff and students make up a vibrant school that is the hub of our community, with enviable state-of-the-art facilities, and the best academic, athletic and performing and visual arts programs. We not only survived the pandemic, but we were the source of support for the entire area. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside so many amazing colleagues while serving the youth of our district. I have a great appreciation for our Board of Education, and know that the District's future is in good hands under their leadership. As I enter the next chapter of my life, please know that I plan on staying very active in our community and remain dedicated to the revitalization of our town. Finally, thank you to all of the parents for raising such amazing kids. Haverling is truly a special place!"