Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools superintendent retiring

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Donald Martin will retire at the end of the school year, officials with the school district announced Thursday.

Donny Lambeth, chairman of the W-S/FCS Board of Education, said the 61-year-old plans to retire June 30.

Martin will have served as superintendent of the school system for 19 years upon his retirement.

Lambeth said the announcement comes with "mixed emotion." 

Officials will begin searching for Martin's replacement immediately, Lambeth said. 

A new superintendent should be announced in April.