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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)-Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Superintendent David Sipka is leaving his post.

Sipka plans to retire on June 30, after 41 years of serving in education. In a statement released Thursday, Sipka says, "While my time at the ISD has been both enjoyable and challenging, this feels like the right time to step away and turn my focus to my wife Wendy and our family."

Sipka began his term as superintendent of MAISD on July 1, 2011. Before that, he served as superintendent of Montague Area Public Schools for four years and assistant superintendent at Coopersville Area Public Schools for seven years.

Sipka was key in creating Promise Zone legislation that may soon be signed by Governor Snyder. He is also actively involved in local United Way, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation.