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Boone County Schools Superintendent to Retire


Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe will retire at the conclusion of this academic year.

Poe made the announcement at Wednesday night's Boone County board of education meeting.

He has been at Boone County for thirty-seven years, twelve of them as superintendent.

With more than 20,000 students, Boone County Schools is Northern Kentucky's largest school district and third-largest in Kentucky. "I have always said there is not a better district in this country to work in,” Poe said.

Starting as a teacher, coach, and bus driver in the district, Poe worked his way through the ranks to rise to the district's top position.

He oversaw the construction of several new schools in the district including Ballyshannon Middle School, and the design completion of the upcoming Steeplechase Elementary.

Poe has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition during his time as superintendent including the 2012 Northern Kentucky University Outstanding Alumnus Award, the 2013 Kentucky Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year Award, 2015 F.L. Dupree Award, 2015 Northern Kentucky Education Council Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018 NKY Chamber of Commerce Community Award, and the 2019 NKYEC Spirit of the Region Award.

“I humbly admit that I did not do any of this alone. Together we’ve accomplished so much and I am grateful to all of the staff, teachers, administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and custodians that I’ve had the privilege to work with over my 37 year career in Boone County,” said Dr. Poe.  

Poe's retirement takes effect on June 30.

-Staff report

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