Sunnyvale Superintendent to Retire

Sunnyvale School District Superintendent Benjamin Picard is retiring after more than 30 years with the district. He will formally step down on June 30.

Picard called it a privilege to have served the district, its students and their families for such a long time.

He joined SUSD as an Associate Superintendent of Personnel and Business Services, Associate Superintendent of Business Services, and Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Services in 1987. He had been a teacher in Nebraska since 1972. In 2009, he was named superintendent by the school board.

Picard supported a number of bond and parcel tax measures during his tenure. He also launched bold initiatives like the Sunnyvale Wellness Program and Our Kids Our Community to secure meals for students in need over the summertime. Recently, he has been working on a new library partnership between the Sunnyvale district, the Fremont Union High School District, and the city.

The school board hopes to have a permanent replacement by July 1.

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