Lexington-Richland 5 Superintendent Herbert Berg will step down at the end of December.
Under his leadership, district voters approved a $243.7 million, 10-year construction plan for new and renovated schools.
Berg has been with the district since August 2008, when he became the interim superintendent replacing Scott Andersen, who resigned amid controversy. Berg, who has nearly 40 years of experience as superintendent, previously served in the same position in Kershaw County.
“The time is right for me now to return to traveling with my wife and enjoying my retirement,” Berg said in a statement following Monday night’s announcement. “Thank you very much for allowing me and honoring me to be your superintendent.”