Hays USD 489 Superintendent John Thissen has given his resignation to the school board.

Thissen was not present at Monday night’s regular meeting due to a family emergency. His resignation, effective June 30, was included in personnel transactions approved by the board at the meeting.

Thissen was named superintendent in May 2016, coming from Herington, where he was superintendent starting in 2007.

Prior to that he was principal at McPherson Middle School, Great Bend Middle School and Harrison Junior High School. He started his career as a science teacher and basketball and track coach.