Update : Jay Owens To Become Superintendent of IRSD

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Indian River School District Superintendent Mark Steele plans to wind down a long career with the district.

He told board members during Monday’s virtual meeting that he would be retiring from the school system, where he taught and served as an administrator. The board decided to promote Assistant Superintendent Jay Owens, and will seek candidates for the opening of Assistant Superintendent

Steele’s retirement is effective next Wednesday July 1st. He has been IRSD Superintendent since 2017.

Steele is a graduate of the Indian River School District. He joined the district as an employee in 1981.

Owens himself has been with the Indian River School District for more than 20 years.