Farmington School District superintendent Jay Haugen will take an extended leave in June and July to spend more time with his wife, the district announced last week.

Janet Haugen was diagnosed with cancer 2 ½ years ago. She recently discontinued her treatment and has entered hospice.

Haugen’s leave began June 20 and will continue through July 22. While he is gone, educational programs director Barb Duffrin will serve as superintendent with help from the rest of the cabinet.

“District operations will continue without disruption,” school board chair Julie Singewald said last week while announcing the leave.