The head of the Oxnard School District has announced his retirement.
In a letter to district employees today, Jeff Chancer says he’ll step down at the end of this school year.
Chancer has been a school administrator in Ventura County for three decades, working for different school districts in the region.
He brought some stability to the district when he was appointed as Superintendent in 2011. Chancer has had to deal with some difficult issues, ranging from impacts of state funding cuts, to the firing of one of the district’s teachers as a result of her past involvement in the adult film industry.
Before he was selected for the post, the district had gone through three superintendents in two years.
In the letter, he says he’s notified the district’s Board of Trustees about decision, but trustees haven’t had a chance to formally talk yet about plans for a successor.