Bud Hover, Director of Operations and Capital Projects Announces Plan to Retire

Bud Hover headshotAfter eight years of service as the Methow Valley School District’s Director of Operations and Capital Projects, Bud Hover has announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year.

While serving as the Director Operations and Capital Projects, Bud has displayed a high level of dedication and commitment to supporting the “operations” side of the organization. This has included supervising the transportation department, food services team and custodial/maintenance/grounds crew. In addition to supervising the district’s daily operations, Bud has also facilitated the implementation of a variety of capital improvements made to the MVSD facilities and transportation fleet during his tenure.

Given the many accomplishments that have taken place during his tenure, we asked Bud what he is most proud of. Bud stated, “Acting with the support of the community (through their successful passage of the Transportation Vehicle Fund levy), we’ve been able to successfully replace an aging bus and motor pool fleet with new buses and vehicles (that are on the state’s depreciation cycle), leaving more funding available for teaching and learning.” Bud also cited his role involving the installation of a new track, weight and conditioning room, playground, multipurpose trail system, the expansion of the Classroom in Bloom footprint on the District’s campus, along with new flooring and furnishings throughout our schools.

When asked what he’ll miss the most, Bud was quick to state, “The people that I have been able to work with, watching my grandchildren as they work their way through the school system and being directly involved in the building of a sustainable system that benefits our students and community.”

He concluded his remarks by stating, “I have lived in the Valley, going on 50 years, and in that time, I have watched both my kids as well as my grandchildren go through the school system. I coached football, both as an assistant and a head coach for twelve years. And most recently, I’ve spent the last eight years as the Director of Operations for the school. At the end of the day, I have to say, the school district, guided by a visionary school board, strong administrative team and exceptional staff, is in good hands.”

Looking forward to retirement, Bud is excited about “not” being on a schedule, spending more time traveling, working in the yard with his wife, time with his family, hunting, hiking, camping, and working with his son Wes on the farm (when he wants to).”

Please join us as we thank Bud Hover, Director of Operations and Capital Projects and wish him well in retirement.