Michael Couch talks with Julie Meinhardt when he was interviewed for the superintendency in January 2020. File photo 

Superintendent Mike Couch will work in the Marysville public school district one more year before he retires.

His retirement was accepted by the school board members at Wednesday night’s meeting. He plans to serve the second year of his contract, which will end June 30, 2022. After that he cannot be in an administrative role in education for 180 days. He said he plans to eventually return to education.