Superintendent Mark Evans to retire from OPS

Posted at 7:57 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 21:14:55-04

Omaha Public Schools says Superintendent Mark Evans announced during tonight's Board of Education meeting that he plans to retire at the end of the school year. 

Evans says he wants to spend more time with his elderly parents and in-laws who face health issues. 

According to OPS, he said, "We’ve been able to make great strides here at OPS, and I know the great work will continue. I believe this is a good time to make the transition. Board elections will take place next month and making this decision and announcement now allows time for the new board to work together to select a new superintendent.”

Evans came to Omaha in 2013 from Andover, Kansas where he served as superintendent.