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Judson ISD superintendent to retire

Dr. Willis Mackey superintendent for more than 6 years

Judson Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey has announced that he will retire at the end of next school year.

Mackey, who has been JISD superintendent since 2007, will have served more than 30 years in education.

Mackey made curriculum decisions that helped JISD campus test scores meet state academic standards -- only one of three public school districts in Bexar County to do so.

Mackey was also a large part of the idea of the Judson Early College Academy, a different path to college for students while they are still in public school, something that has become a blueprint for many other districts that want to implement the same program.

Mackey will leave JISD in a better financial position. After refinancing older bonds and saving in better energy management, the district has a $40 million fund balance in school facility improvements, paid for by these savings.

Mackey said after his retirement he plans to spending time with his family as well as spend more time on his ranch.