Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Neil Pedersen released a statement today addressing recent speculation about his impending retirement, saying he will announce a decision at the school board’s July 22 meeting.

Superintendent Neil Pedersen is mulling his future.
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  • Superintendent Neil Pedersen is mulling his future.

Pedersen has served at the CHCCS helm for 18 years, which makes him the longest tenured superintendent in the state and in the history of the district. His four-year deal is up June 30, 2011 and he is yet to ask for a renewal.

He came to the district in 1987 as assistant superintendent for support services, and he has been credited with helping guide the system to among the top in the state. Pedersen will be eligible for full retirement benefits this year, he says.

You can find the full statement here. Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Indy.