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SJSD Seeks Community Input at Superintendent Search Town Hall

Oak Grove Elementary to hold first of three town hall meetings tonight.

Posted: Dec 6, 2017 11:24 AM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 9:37 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph School District is holding the first of three town hall meetings to seek community input on what qualities the Board of Education should consider in hiring a new superintendent.


The first town hall will be held at Oak Grove Elementary School on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Superintendent Town Hall Meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Oak Grove Elementary School
6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Robidoux Middle School
6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Spring Garden Middle School
6:00 p.m.

The board began its search after current Superintendent Dr. Robert Newhart announced in August that he would be leaving at the end of this school year.

Newhart was hired in 2015 to lead the district's 11,500 students and 1,700 employees.

The district is also conducting an online survey to gather community feedback. A link to the survey may be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJSD-NewSuptSearchSurvey.

The board plans to name a new superintendent in February.

Superintendent Town Hall Meetings:

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Oak Grove Elementary School
6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Robidoux Middle School
6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Spring Garden Middle School
6:00 p.m.

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It was a snowy and cold day across the area with 2-6 inches of snow found across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Temperatures will fall into the teens and single digits overnight. Be very careful on the roads Sunday morning, slushy and wet roads will refreeze with the cold temperatures overnight. Sunshine returns on Sunday with temperatures staying right around average in the mid 30s. Dry conditions look to continue into next week. Temperatures will warm through Tuesday with highs back in the 40s before a cold front moves through mid week dropping temperatures back into the teens and 20s.
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