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Richmond school superintendent set to retire in March

Scott Robinson was appointed to his current position in 2019.
Richmond superintendent Scott Robinson

After four years at the helm, Richmond School District superintendent Scott Robinson will retire. 

A notice about the retirement was posted on the school district’s website on Friday by board chair Debbie Tablotney.

Robinson became superintendent after serving in the deputy position for about a year. He had previously been superintendent of the Vancouver School District during a controversial time when the then-board defied the province and refused to pass a balanced budget.

Robinson was hired in Richmond about a year later.

Referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tablotney said in her announcement that Robinson led the school district through “a very difficult time, while adapting to the many challenges faced in ensuring ongoing learning for students.”

Furthermore, Tablotney said, he led the board through its strategic planning process “that has resulted in solid goals and objectives toward ongoing and improved student success and wellbeing into the future.”

“The Board of Education and I myself will miss his kind, respectful and understanding approach to every aspect of his role,” she added.