Update: Willmar's superintendent choice Willert selected for position in Brookings, S.D.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the fact that Dr. Willert has been offered the superintendent position in Brookings, S.D. It has not been confirmed whether Willert has accepted the superintendent offer from the Willmar Schoo...
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the fact that Dr. Willert has been offered the superintendent position in Brookings, S.D. It has not been confirmed whether Willert has accepted the superintendent offer from the Willmar School District or the Brookings School District.
WILLMAR - Dr. Klint Willert, the Willmar School Board’s choice as superintendent of the school district, has been offered the superintendent position with the Brookings School District in Brookings, S.D.
The Brookings School District issued a news release Friday morning saying that it has selected Willert. The news release said his first official day in the new position will be July 1.
Liz VanDerBill, chairman of the Willmar Public Schools board, said Friday morning that the board had not received any notification of Willert’s decision to accept another position.
“I don’t know what the facts are so I can’t make a comment at this time,” she said.
The Brainerd Dispatch and the West Central Tribune have not been able to reach Willert yet for comment.
Willert was one of two finalists for Willmar School District superintendent. After a final round of interviews, the School Board offered the position to him earlier this week. Board members were aware that Willert was also under consideration by the Brookings district and were awaiting his response.
Willert comes from Brainerd, where he has been superintendent of the Brainerd schools for the past year. He previously was the superintendent in the Marshall School District.
The other finalist for the Willmar superintendent position is Jeff Holm, assistant superintendent in Minot, N.D.
Related information: Brookings School District's news release