Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott is leaving the post Gov. Rick Perry appointed him to in 2007.
When Scott steps down on July 2 from the agency that oversees the public education of Texas' nearly 5 million students, he will be the longest serving education commissioner of the past two decades.
Scott said in a statement that it had been a "privilege" to serve at the agency and noted that he began his career there in 1994 — when his son was one and his daughter was three months old — and they have both now gone on to graduate from Texas public schools.
"It's time," he said.