Saint Joseph-Ogden High School District looking within for next superintendent
The next permanent superintendent of the Saint Joseph-Ogden High School District could be a very familiar face.
Jim Acklin retired as superintendent at the end of June but has since come back on in an interim role. His first day back was Aug. 5.
Acklin said the school board received several applications from people to fill in on an interim basis, but the board decided to ask him to return as the interim superintendent.
He said current High School Principal and Men's Basketball Coach Brian Brooks is interested in becoming the superintendent and is currently working on getting his certification to become eligible for the job.
Acklin said he's happy to be back serving the district but says the main benefit to his return is that there's a transition plan in place, which he's hopeful will work out.
Acklin said the Saint Joseph-Ogden High School District will have to post the superintendent position opening once it is ready to hire a full-time replacement.
He said if the district needs him to continue serving on interim basis for the 2014-2015 school year, he would do so. Acklin said he's only allowed to work 100 days in a fiscal year due to pension regulations, and that he's being paid $750 a day. He said the district is saving about half of what he made last year since he's not receiving any benefits.