TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka-area school superintendent is retired, at least for the time being.
Mike Mathes officially stepped down from his position leading the Seaman School District, effective June 1st.
But USD 345 spokesperson Jeff Zehnder told 13 News Friday that Mathes will return to the position August 1st.
The 60-day break is legally required so Mathes can collect retirement benefits from KPERS and return to work for the district.
Zehnder says board members approved the deal in February. They wanted Mathes to stay on to oversee implementation of a bond issue.
His pay will be cut from $170,000 to $115,000 to cover charges the district must pay the state's retirement fund for hiring him.