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Huron Valley School District Releases Statement on Superintendent's Departure

Jackie Johnston will officially enter into contract negotiations with the L'Anse Creuse School District to become its new superintendent.

In a statement released today from the Huron Valley School District, Superintendent Jackie Johnston's departure was made official.

Johnston was selected Monday night by the L'Anse Creuse School District as its top choice for superintendent.

“Huron Valley is such a special place. It has been my honor and pleasure to work in a community that is so supportive of public education,” Johnston said in a press release. “HVS students are in good hands because they have involved parents, dedicated teachers and an entire school community committed to their success.”

According to the district, details of Johnston’s transition have not yet been determined, but the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education is expected to hold a special meeting in the near future to discuss the process of replacing the superintendent.

“Jackie has been a solid leader, therefore, it will not be an easy task to replace her,” Huron Valley Schools Board of Education President Sean Carlson said in a release. “At the same time, however, I’m confident in our ability to attract top candidates to Huron Valley.”

Johnston has working in the district for 16 years, and served the last six at Huron Valley School Superintendent. She was named a finalist for the L'Anse Creuse position Feb. 6, and attended a series of interviews last week.

"It will be a significant undertaking to replace Jackie if that becomes necessary," Kim Root, director of community relations/communications, told White Lake Patch . "At the same time, I'm confident that Huron Valley could attract some very strong candidates."

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