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WACO on the hunt for new superintendent

May 01, 2018

By Karyn Spory, Mt. Pleasant News


WAYLAND — The Washington School District announced the selection of its new superintendent on Friday. The district also announced it would not continue its superintendent sharing agreement with WACO Community School District.

WACO School Board President Tim Graber said the district knew there was a chance the sharing agreement would end with current shared superintendent Jeff Dicks. “They advertised it as pretty open ended, meaning that it would be up to the candidate or board to reserve the right to share (services) or not,” said Graber.

Washington Schools announced it would be dissolving the sharing agreement in a news release also announcing the selection of a new superintendent on Friday, April 27. The district selected William Stone to be the next superintendent after Dicks announced he would be leaving at the end of his contract year. Stone has 13 years expereince at the helm of a school district and is currently the superintendent at Southwest Valley Community School District. Graber says the WACO school board isn’t quite sure what they will do yet, but the members have been “giving it some thought.”

“We’re looking at all options,” he continued. “Obviously we’d like to share with a neighboring district but it has to be a fit for that district as well as our district.”

Graber said Dicks has been making some phone calls to other districts to see if there is any interest in sharing a superintendent. Graber added the district would evaluate its other sharing agreements. “We’ve found in the past that sharing a superintendent helps out with other sharing agreements you have. It’s not necessary, but it streamlines (if) there are less districts to work with.”

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