The head of the St. Joseph-Ogden High School District said he will remain in the interim role for a second straight year for this upcoming school year. But the man most likely to replace him is already training for the job.
Superintendent Jim Acklin retired from the district at the end of June last summer only to come back on in an interim role about a month later. That allows him to only work 100 days in a fiscal year.
Acklin said current Principal and Boys Basketball Coach Brian Brooks has been learning the superintendent position and completing the necessary classes as part of a plan to replace Acklin. Acklin said ideally every administrator should receive some training and experience in that position before officially taking over.
Acklin added that the district will be in good shape moving forward after he retires at the end of the upcoming school year.
The St. Joseph-Ogden School Board is expected to vote on Brooks' appointment as the next superintendent by the end of this year or by January of 2015.