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Spirit Lake searching for new superintendent

By Staff | Jan 10, 2008

SPIRIT LAKE–The Spirit Lake School Board held a closed session Wednesday, Jan. 9, and will hold another today (Thursday, Jan. 10) to discuss the district’s search for a new permanent superintendent.

The board met 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and will again meet at 8:30 a.m. today. Wednesday’s meeting was a closed session for the purposes of a superintendent search while today’s closed session is for the purposes of interviewing semi-finalists for the job.

According to Lisa Beddow, superintendent secretary, Dr. Tim Grieves, the district’s previous superintendent, left at the end of June to head up the Northwest Area Education Association in Sioux City as chief administrator.

Doug Latham, previously from Earlham, came on board in July as acting superintendent under a -one-year contract, Beddow said.

A Des Moines search firm is recruiting candidates.

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