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Kiona-Benton School District Announces Search for Superintendent - 04/10/18

Benton City, WA – At their regular meeting on January 8, 2018 the Kiona-Benton School Board accepted the planned retirement of Assistant Superintendent Mr. Joe Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd has served the Benton City community for 36 years.  He has filled many roles for the district including: high school science teacher, principal, director of technology, director of Federal and State Programs, and assistant superintendent.

Kiona-Benton’s current superintendent, Wade Haun, has decided to resign effective June 30, 2018, and to fill Mr. Lloyd’s position as Director of Federal and State Programs. 

Kiona-Benton School Board Chair, Julie Rheinschmidt, stated, “Our district has been blessed to have Mr. Lloyd to guide and care for our students, staff, and community.  We wish him a well-deserved, happy, and long retirement. Mr. Haun’s collaborative nature, along with our dedicated staff will provide a smooth transition for a new superintendent.  The board is looking forward to conducting an inclusive search by involving our staff and community in the decision making process.”

The Kiona-Benton School District has begun the search process to find a superintendent. The school board selected Educational Service District 123 in Pasco to lead the district’s search efforts.  The official vacancy announcement and position will be posted online at the end of the week, with the deadline of May 3, 2018 for interested applicants.  Following screenings and reference checks, those candidates selected are expected to be interviewed during the week of May 14-18, with a decision and offer made by May 21, 2018.

ESD 123 Superintendent, Mr. Darcy Weisner, says that he is looking forward to collaborating with Kiona-Benton on their superintendent search.

“Our team recently conducted a successful superintendent search for the Columbia School District in Burbank,” Weisner stated, “and we’re looking forward to working with Kiona-Benton in their process to find another great superintendent to serve Benton City’s schools and community.”

For more information, contact the ESD 123 superintendent’s office at 509.544.5785.

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