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CCISD Superintendent Scott Elliff Retiring in September

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

According to the Corpus Christi Independent School District, Superintendent Scott Elliff has announced that he will be leaving the district at the end of September.

In a letter released late Monday afternoon, Elliff announced that he is retiring effective Sept. 30, adding that he is "providing nine months' notice in order to ensure the board of trustees has sufficient time to conduct and complete a thorough and thoughtful search for my successor."

In the meantime, Elliff said there is a lot of work to be done and he is committed to giving it 110-percent until he steps down.

Ray McMurrey, president of the Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers, said Elliff will be hard to replace.

"I'm a bit saddened by the news," McMurrey said. "I think today, the students in CCISD are better today because of Scott Elliff, and overall, I think Scott is one of the most intelligent folks I've ever had the chance to work with."

Elliff has worked for the CCISD since 1983 when he began as a teacher at Prescott Elementary. He was appointed to interim superintendent back in August of 2006, and took over the position full-time in April of 2007.