Roth has notified school board members he will retire July 1st, 2014.
Roth has been employed by the Hays school district for 28 years, starting as the Felten Middle School principal and then as a deputy superintendent of instruction and curriculum.
He was appointed interim superintendent in September 2010 after Fred Kaufman retired, and then named superintendent two months later.
His contract expires June 30, 2015.
Roth wrote this on the District Facebook page today
From the Superintendent:
Since my start as principal of Felten Middle School in July of 1985, the Community of Hays has offered my family and me many positive opportunities. In 1992 I became part of the district leadership team as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and eventually as Superintendent in 2010.
Over the past 28 years in Hays, my wife Sharon and I have raised a family; she has earned two degrees from FHSU, and together we have created many fond memories with our family and friends along the way.
I want to thank you, the parents and students, the current and previous Boards, and my colleagues of USD 489 for the support and all that I have learned from you in those 28 years. I look forward to my last year with USD 489 and I am confident that the Board will thoughtfully consider and select my replacement for the 2014 school year. I look forward to a successful transition with the next Superintendent.
School Board Vice President Greg Schwartz did not immediately return a call for comment.