SLATON, Texas– Slaton Independent School District Superintendent Jim Andrus confirmed his retirement to on Wednesday afternoon.

Andrus told the job application will remain open until Friday, March 31.

Andrus said he and his wife had discussed his retirement “for quite a while” and the two plan to stay in the Slaton area.

Andrus told he was employed with Slaton ISD for 11 years. He served eight years as principal of Slaton Junior High School, two years as assistant superintendent, and 1 year as superintendent.