Retirement Announced

Dr. Downs Announces Plans to Retire
Posted on 01/19/2021

During the January 19, 2021 school board meeting, Dr. Phil Downs, Superintendent, Southwest Allen County School, announced his plans to retire on December 31, 2021. 

Below is Dr. Downs' message shared with SACS families:

It is with deep appreciation and great respect I have for our SACS team, especially our families, that I share with you my intent to retire as superintendent December 31, 2021. 

Earlier this evening, I announced my decision to the SACS Board of Trustees during the scheduled board meeting. It is my belief the timing of my retirement announcement will allow the board ample time to fill the role of superintendent and ensure a smooth transition at the end of the calendar year.

The privilege of serving as SACS Superintendent continues to be a true honor and highlight of my career. Rest assured, in the days ahead, I remain committed to do what is best for students, staff and our community as we continue to prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Thank you for your continued trust and support,

Dr. Phil Downs, Superintendent
Southwest Allen County Schools