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Marshall School Board OKs supt. contract for Williams

MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall School Board voted Monday evening to approve a contract with Jeremy Williams to serve as interim school superintendent for the next year. Last week, the board said it would offer Williams the position after holding an interview with him.

Williams is currently the director of teaching and learning at Marshall Public Schools. He has also served in other administrative roles in the district, including as assistant principal of MATEC and Marshall High School, and as principal of West Side Elementary.

According to the contract the school board approved Monday, Williams’ term as interim superintendent will run through June 30, 2021, pending a search for a permanent superintendent. After that, Williams will go back to being director of teaching and learning, the contract said. The contract also said Williams would continue to receive his regular salary, plus an additional $36,248 for the year for performing the additional duties of interim superintendent.

Williams will take on the interim superintendent position starting July 1, after Superintendent Scott Monson steps down. Earlier this month, Monson told the board he would be resigning to take another job opportunity in the private sector.

School board members said they wanted to wait until this winter to look for a permanent superintendent because there tends to be a bigger field of potential candidates at that time of year. They also opted to open the interim superintendent position to internal candidates first. Williams was the only internal applicant for the job.

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