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Superintendent Rob McGee won’t return to Neshaminy


During a 25-minute meeting in a nearly empty room Tuesday night, the Neshaminy School Board quietly ended six months of speculation and uncertainty by voting unanimously to accept the retirement of district Superintendent Rob McGee.

Neither the board nor the public offered any comment on McGee’s 36-year career in the district or shed any light on why he was abruptly placed on leave back in February.

His retirement goes into effect Aug. 31.

“Substitute superintendent” Jason Bowman has been effectively running the district since Feb. 24. He’d been the district’s assistant to the superintendent and director of secondary education. In June, Bowman was approved to receive a stipend of $12,500 for taking on the extra responsibilities.

The board did not discuss the process for filling McGee’s post on a permanent basis on Tuesday night.

McGee had been with Neshaminy School District since 1987 when, according to his LinkedIn page, he took a job as a math teacher at the beginning of the 1987-88 school year.

He served as high school principal from 2009-2018, before being named director of special education in 2018 and district superintendent in July 2020.

In other news from Tuesday’s meeting, the school board decided on a name for the new $51 million school it’s building on the same property as Maple Point Middle School on Langhorne-Yardley Road in Middletown.

It will be called Core Creek Elementary School, per the board’s unanimous vote.

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