SD73 secretary-treasurer set to retire after 24-year career

School District 73 secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch is set to retire after a 24-year career with the district.

Stretch started his career with the district as an accounting supervisor in 1997, becoming comptroller in 2003 and then CFO and secretary-treasurer in 2008, overseeing the district's $205-million budget.

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District superintendent Terry Sullivan said he accepted Stretch's resignation due to retirement with "a great deal of regret, but sincere best wishes."

"He's going to be missed by all of us who have had the privilege of working with him," Sullivan said during Monday night’s board of education meeting.

Board chair Rhonda Kershaw said Stretch's leadership has resulted in the district's "very good" financial position.

Stretch also gave thanks for his time with the district.

"I equate the work to playing for a Stanley Cup championship team with all-star staff led by incredibly dedicated board members," he said.

"I have worked with five terrific, yet different boards of education, as well as a tremendous complement of staff in all departments who are dedicated to making SD73 the great school district it is today."

The district will spend the next few weeks putting together a process to choose Stretch's successor.

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