In a phone interview today Supt. Rafferty said his retirement will not become official until the Board of Education accepts his letter of resignation at the May 11 Board caucus.
“Things are going well in the district. Our student's test scores have improved. U.S. News and World Report named our high school The Best in 2015, our graduation rate has increased from 82 percent to 94.4 percent. Gloucester City School District is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada who was honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. And the new elementary school will open in September. ”