Board votes to offer Aytes superintendency

By David Knopf/Richmond News

Richmond School Board planned to enlist the services of the Missouri School Board Association in finding a new superintendent if no viable candidate was available locally.

It’s likely that won’t be necessary.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday during a special session to offer the job to Dr. Mike Aytes, who became the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and technology in August.

The vote was unanimous to offer Aytes, a retired Kansas school administrator, a three-year contract. Board member Dale Vandiver made the motion, school board secretary April Green said, which was seconded by member Jon Thoreson.

There were no details available on contract terms, other than its proposed length. No word was available late Wednesday on whether Aytes had accepted the post or was still negotiating with the district.

He has said on more than one occasion that he’d be interested in the position were it offered.




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