The state school board will immediately start the process of looking for a new Utah superintendent to replace a retiring Larry Shumway, the board's chairwoman said Friday.
Board chair Debra Roberts announced that she and fellow board members Tami Pyfer, Janet Cannon, Laurel Brown, David Crandall, Kim Burningham will constitute the superintendent selection committee. She said an ad soliciting applications will be published as soon as possible. She said she hopes to complete the selection process in October.
Shumway officially announced his retirement Friday after confirming his intentions Thursday night. He said he simply felt it was the right time to go. Roberts said the board accepted his retirement with "great reluctance."