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School board approves Seid for superintendent position

Clarke Community School Board approved Steve Seid as Clarke’s new superintendent effective July 1.

“We’ve had quite a few meetings, spent quite some time here during the whole selection process,” said Gerard Linskens, school board president. “(We) definitely want to thank all of the staff, as well as the public community members for all their time interviewing potential candidates. So, as we came to a conclusion late, late on last Thursday night, at this time we recommend Steve Seid to be hired as the new superintendent.”

The board approved Seid as superintendent on a 4-2 vote with boardmembers Dena White and Joe Deutsch voting no. Board member Kelly Bailey was absent.

Seid will have a two-year contract with an annual salary of $110,000.

Current Clarke Superintendent Benita Gonzales resigned from her position during a February school board meeting.

Seid is familiar with Clarke Community School District since he was the district’s interim superintendent from January through June 2013.

Seid was a finalist for the fulltime superintendent position for the 2013-14 school year, however, that one-year contract was awarded to Gonzales last spring.

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