Central York superintendent Michael Snell to retire this fall

Erin Bamer
York Dispatch
Central York Superintendent Michael Snell provides opening comments during a town-hall-style community meeting to discuss school safety following last week's threats, allegedly made by a 13-year-old middle school student, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.  John A. Pavoncello photo

Central York School District Superintendent Michael Snell will retire this November after serving more than 12 years in the position. 

The district announced Snell's retirement in a recent news release. Once the school board formally accepts his resignation — which was expected to happen Monday — the board will open the search for his replacement.

Michael Snell, superintendent of the Central York School District.

Snell took on the superintendent's role for Central York in January 2009. Prior to that, he served as the district's assistant superintendent and had been West York Area School District's assistant superintendent from 2003 to 2007. 

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During Snell's time as superintendent, Central York realigned its elementary attendance areas to manage enrollment growth at several elementary schools.

District officials also introduced a technology initiative to provide  students with resources such as laptops and other technology for schoolwork in class and at home.