By Richard Bammer
On the job less than two years, Vacaville Unified School District Superintendent Ken Jacopetti will retire on June 30 after three decades in education, saying in an email to district staff that he and his wife “are actively working on the development of the next Chapter, our plan.”
Jacopetti, 61, who succeeded John Niederkorn on July 1, 2013, made the announcement — a surprise to all but a handful of staffers and trustees — during a special governing board workshop Monday night in the Educational Services Center.
“So it is with mixed feelings (excitement and sweet sorrow) that I step down as your Superintendent,” he read from a prepared statement, which was emailed to district staff during the meeting. “I have a true feeling of being blessed as I reflect upon the years of my career and I am honored to end my journey in education as the Superintendent of the Vacaville Unified School District.”