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Greendale School Board to Vote on New Superintendent's Contract

The Greendale School Board will vote on John Tharp's contract at tonight's meeting. The board will also look into extending elementary school days by 10 minutes.

The Greendale School Board will vote on a contract for the new superintendent Monday night.

after the final two candidates were brought to Greendale to participate in a meet-and-greet.

Tharp was selected over the

The soon-to-be Greendale superintendent is a former high school teacher and an administrator for a high-achieving district in Tennessee. Tharp received his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from UNC. He also published a book on school reform.

The board based its decision on input gathered from stakeholders in the community through online surveys, community forums and meet-and-greets.

After 16 years as superintendent, William Hughes has announced resignation that went into effect July 1. Hughes' position at the Greendale School District paid about $163,000 annually, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The board will meet tonight at the library at 7 p.m.

Other school board items expected to be discussed include:

  • The board is expected to discuss and vote on a proposal to extend the elementary schools day by an additional 10 minute.s
  • The board is expected to vote on accepting a $250,000 donation from the Reiman Foundation to help support the . This donation is based on the condition that the Greendale School District matches the funds pledged dollar for dollar and that the project cost will include the baseball field lights, pole bases and electrical work.

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