RICHMOND — Central Heights has found the man to succeed retiring superintendent Jim White.

Jim White.

After announcing last month his decision to step down and retire for a second time in his career, White, who has served as Central Heights superintendent for the past four years, agreed to stay onboard for another year, Dawn Burns, Central Heights school board clerk, said.

The school board accepted White’s resignation in February, after the superintendent indicated he planned to retire. White previously said he originally was hired as the superintendent on an interim basis, but ended up staying for nearly five years.

The school board interviewed three candidates to succeed White, but then asked him to forgo his retirement and spend another year as the school district’s superintendent, Burns said.

Keith Brock, school board president, said White always has been the board’s preferred choice to lead the district, noting the board is happy he will return for another year.

“Jim has always done a great job as the superintendent at Central Heights, and has always been the board’s first choice to fill that role,” Brock said. “Jim has done great things for our district during his tenure at Central Heights, and we are incredibly lucky to have him for another year.”

White was unavailable for comment.