Just 13 days before the start of the school year, Superintendent Dan Good announced his retirement from Columbus City Schools.

Good made his announcement today, Aug. 10, at school district headquarters downtown.

His retirement – the second one in his career – is effective Dec. 31. His first was from Westerville schools.

“Until then, I’m focused on starting this upcoming school year strong,” said Good, 55.

He was hired 50 months ago while the district was embroiled in a so-called data-scrubbing scandal that resulted in the firing and resignations of several school officials.

Good said he believes the district put many checks and balances in place and a strong leadership team to focus on continued improvement.

The 2017-18 school year for roughly 52,000 CCS students begins Aug. 23.

Gary Baker II, president of the school board, said the board has not begun a process to seek Good’s interim or permanent replacement.