BRUNSWICK, GA. | Glynn County School Superintendent Howard Mann will leave his job three months earlier than previously announced in order to restore his retirement benefits, the school system said in a release.


The 64-year-old Mann had announced he would retire at the end of June, but he and the Glynn County Board of Education have reached an agreement under which he will retire effective March 31 and continue as superintendent on a contract basis until June 30, the release said.

That change will allow Mann to reactivate his benefits from the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia earlier than if he had finished out the fiscal year. Those benefits were suspended in 2006 when he came out of retirement to oversee an upgrade of the computer system used to manage transportation, the release said. During his 40-year career, Mann had served as the system’s transportation director from 1981 until 1997.

His salary for the 2016-17 school year is $192,541.43.

The Georgia School Boards Association is conducting a national search for Mann’s replacement. The association has created a survey to gather public input on the qualifications the community feels are important for the position.

The short survey is available for completion at