ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) — In a statement released Saturday, Allen ISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Niven announced his retirement from one of the biggest school districts in Texas to pursue “other professional opportunities.”

(Credit: Allen Independent School District)

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After an emergency meeting was held Oct. 12, the Board of Trustees expressed its appreciation to Niven for his efforts and accomplishments while serving as the district’s superintendent.

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Robin Bullock has since been named as the acting superintendent as the board will soon begin the search for a new one. Bullock has worked in education for 18 years.

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Board President Amy Gnadt thanked the community for their continued dedication to Allen students and support of the school district.