William Loose, the superintendent of the Ocean View School District, has announced his retirement, the district announced July 12.
The district's board of trustees voted unanimously July 11 to accept Loose's resignation, according to a media release. Kathy Kessler, who recently retired as superintendent of the Huntington Beach City School District, was named interim superintendent and will take office July 30 if the board approves her contract.
Loose, who replaced Alan Rasmussen, has been Ocean View's superintendent since July 1 last year.
According to an agreement signed by Loose and the trustees, he will go on paid leave effective immediately and continue at his current rate of pay and benefits through Oct. 31, when his employment officially ends. He will be available to the district as a consultant until then.