The Cobb County School District's assistant superintendent for part of the East Cobb area is retiring right before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
The Cobb Board of Education on Wednesday approved the retirement request of Ed Thayer, who coordinates school operations in Area 4, which includes the Kell, Lassiter and Sprayberry high school districts and 17 feeder schools.
He will leave the district Aug. 1 after 37 years in education, including 21 in Cobb schools, according to The Marietta Daily Journal, which reported that his position may not be filled to save money.
The CCSD currently has six area superintendents who report to Cheryl Hungerford, the deputy superintendent for leadership and learning.
Area 4 includes Daniell, Mabry, McCleskey, Palmer and Simpson middle schools and the following elementary schools: Addison, Bells Ferry, Blackwell, Chalker, Davis, Garrison Mill, Keheley, Kincaid, Mountain View, Nicholson, Pitner, Rocky Mount.
During his career in Cobb, he was a physical education teacher and baseball coach at Pope High School.
The MDJ report said that his salary is $110,842.