The superintendent of the Ames school district will retire next year. The Ames school board accepted Tim Taylor's voluntary retirement papers at their meeting Monday night and Taylor's last day will be June 30th. Taylor, who has worked for the Ames district since 1991, says the support of the board and the community has allowed some "amazing things" to happen during his tenure, including the construction of several new elementary schools. Taylor says he plans to help start the process of building a new high school if voters approve a bond issue in April. Taylor also notes the district is on much better financial ground after having to reduce $3.5 million from the budget when he became superintendent.