Last night the Twain Harte-Long Barn School board decided to offer the position of outgoing Superintendent John Keiter to Soulsbyville Superintendent Jeff Winfield.
Winfield was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Since Winfield will retain his current position with Soulsbyville, this is considered to be a partnership between the two schools. Winfield says that they have been working on a plan for several months to make sure it is a good opportunity for both schools.
Winfield says, “I feel like this is a generous opportunity for me to associate with another great community of individuals and families in the Twain Harte School District. I am very excited about it.”
As far as sharing other services that both districts provide, Winfield says; “We haven’t talked about that, but that could easily lead to maybe some other types of sharing in both those districts.”
Winfield reported that Soulsbyville has 490 students enrolled and the Twain Harte-Long Barn district has 360. The position will begin with the 2013-2014 school year.
Keiter has been the Superintendent for both Twain Harte-Long Barn and Summerville Union High School. There is no word yet on what Summerville plans to do.
Winfield’s salary will go up to $104,000, an increase of about $4,000. The Twain Harte Long Barn Schools District will pay 27% of the salary and statutory costs.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.