Scott Niven

Allen ISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Niven announced his retirement from the superintendency to pursue other professional opportunities, according to a district release.

The Board of Trustees called a special meeting early Saturday morning to discuss a “voluntary exit agreement.” The announcement comes nearly nine months ahead of the end of Niven’s contract, which was due to expire in June 2020.

The Board of Trustees expressed its appreciation to Niven for his efforts while serving as superintendent and for the district’s many achievements and accomplishments during his tenure. The board also extended its best wishes to Niven in his future endeavors, the release states.

Niven thanked the present and past board for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the district. Niven also expressed his appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the district’s programs and services.

The board named Robin Bullock as acting superintendent and will soon begin its search for a replacement.

Niven became Allen ISD’s superintendent on Jan. 2, 2017, leaving his post at Red Oak ISD.

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