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Salinas Union High School District Superintendent Dan Burns to step down from role

SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- As summer break looms, The Salinas Union High School District will be looking for a new superintendent.

On Wednesday- Superintendent Dan Burns announced that he will be stepping down from his position after being the district superintendent for seven years.

In a video posted to the district's YouTube page, Burns said he is stepping away due to a recent health diagnosis.

"It became very clear that I needed to ensure the long-term stability of the district to pass the baton to a new leader to be a champion for the community and our students," Burns said in the video.

Burns said that that there will be a comprehensive selection process for the next superintendent.

Once a new superintendent is selected, Burns said that he will move into an advisory role for the Board of Trustees and incoming superintendent.

Before coming back to Salinas, Burns served as the Superintendent of Schools for Jefferson Union High School District in 2016-17.

Previously, Burns was the Associate Superintendent for Salinas Union School District from 1991 to 2016.

A district spokesperson told KION that there is no set date for when Burns final day as district superintendent will be.

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