Benicia School District Superintendent to retire at end of this school year

After seven years as Benicia Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Charles F. Young sent the following message to the community this morning.

Superintendent Community and Staff Update, January 21, 2022

Jan 21, 2022 | Latest News

Dear BUSD Community and Staff,

After much contemplation, prayer, and conversation with my loving family, and with the utmost admiration and respect for this very special community, I have made the difficult decision to retire at the end of this school year.  This is my 35th year in public education and I have deeply enjoyed my time serving students, families, educators, and communities in the Bay Area.  My career as an educator has been profoundly gratifying and humbling.  I want to express how honored and blessed I feel to have served as your Superintendent these last seven years.

BUSD is an outstanding school district with amazing students, talented, hard-working staff, and a supportive, caring, involved community and it has been such a joy for me to work with everyone over the years.  When I set out on my career path many years ago, it was important to me to live a life worth meaning, and so I pursued a career in public education.

Within this profession, I have had the opportunity to help support and educate our youth as well as work alongside some of the most caring, intelligent, and gracious individuals I have ever met, all of whom have been motivated to see students grow and succeed. I am profoundly grateful for each student I have taught, each teacher, principal, administrator, staff member of the many departments within a school district, and parent I have had the opportunity to work with.

And now, with great care and intention, the Board will engage in the process of selecting your new superintendent and will keep you informed and engaged as they go through this important process.  I am excited for the next superintendent of this wonderful school district who will, as I have, enjoy the distinct honor of serving this wonderful school district and town.

I look forward to the remainder of this school year as we continue to collaborate as a community, working to provide outstanding educational services on behalf of our deserving students.

Thank you again for your support and commitment to BUSD. These last seven years have been some of the most deeply meaningful and fulfilling of my career and it would not have been possible without all of you. I thank each of you and hope for an even brighter future for each student, their families, staff, and everyone within the Benicia community.

On we go!

Charles F. Young, Ed.D.