Pennsbury School District Superintendent Announces Retirement

Students show off their bright lights to Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula. Photo by Rick Rickman, 2019.

Pennsbury School District Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula is retiring at the end of this school year.

Gretzula made the announcement during Thursday night’s school board meeting. He stated working with the district has been a “blessing.”

During his announcement, Gretzula listed off two initiatives “that will position our students in the Pennsbury School District for future success.” These included the one-to-one chromebook program as well as the hiring of a new director of equity, diversity, and education.

“You don’t get to decide how you will be remembered,” Gretzula said. “but trust me when I say I will look back on my time at Pennsbury as some of my favorite years in education.”

Gretzula said the decision was based on personal health issues. His contract was set to expire in 2023. Now his final day is June 30, 2021.

It also comes about a week after authorities reportedly issued a subpoena to Falls Township. The related investigation may involve issues within the Pennsbury School District.

The district is also facing three lawsuits from former employees and administrators. They include allegations the superintendent used offensive language.

School Board President T.R. Kannan said early in the meeting he had received a letter of intent from Gretzula Thursday morning.

“Thank you Dr. Gretzula for your leadership over these last four years,” Kannan said. “and most importantly thank you for leadership during this pandemic.”