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Washington and WACO Superintendent Sharing Agreement to End in July

Posted: Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 6:27 am

The superintendent sharing agreement between Washington and WACO school districts will end this summer.

It was announced Friday that the Washington School District had selected William Stone to serve as the next Washington superintendent, following Jeff Dicks who is taking a job at another district.

Washington School Board President Eric Turner shared why the decision to end the sharing agreement was made, “The school board felt that it wouldn’t be fair to Mr. Stone to come in and try to get to know two different school districts, two staffs, and two communities. That’s maybe overload during the first year. And I think regardless of the candidate the school board would’ve come up with the same decision. WACO has been a great partner to share with the last two years. There’s some financial benefit, there’s some benefit for professional development for both staffs. So it’s unfortunate that we can’t continue, but it’s for I think a good reason.” He says it was a good partnership, and if the opportunity comes up in the future to share with WACO it would be considered at that time.

Turner adds that the first year Superintendent Jeff Dicks worked in the Washington District he was not a shared employee. Stone’s contract with Washington Schools begins July 1st.