POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:34pm
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — The West Baton Rouge School District is losing a special part of it's history - a man who has dedicated his entire life to the district as a student, educator and an administrator.
Superintendent David Corona will be retiring after this school year is over, in July 2014
He said he knew once this year began, it was his time to step down. After ten years with the district, he’s successfully played part in increasing the schools’ grades from a “D” to a “B”.
He says this is something that will carry on when he leaves, and that he’s proud of all the work he’s done.
"It’s a real honor to be the super in a District One,” stated Corona. “We’ve been able to support our teachers, increase scores and make things better for kids. I’m proud of that."
NBC33 asked Corona if the introduction of the Common Core played a part in his decision. He only stated that there will be struggle at first, but he's positive the district will succeed without him.