MARTINSVILLE - On Monday, Dec. 6, Dr. William Roberson, the interim superintendent for the MSD of Martinsville, announced he will be leaving his post on Jan.14, 2022.
"We would like to thank Dr. Roberson for his commitment to servant leadership at the district," Don Lipps, school board president, said in a press release. "His partnership and experience have been invaluable in guiding us this school year."
Roberson has been serving as interim superintendent since July 1 while the district searched for a full-time permanent superintendent after former MSD Superintendent Dr. Jay Arthur resigned earlier this summer.
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At the Nov. 15 board meeting, the MSD of Martinsville school board voted to extend his contract through June 2022.
"I am a Morgan County boy, and it has been an honor to serve a great school district," Roberson said in a press release. "I tell everyone how good this district is."
Currently, the school board is looking to hire a new interim superintendent through a company called Administrator Assistance. The company connects retired superintendents with schools who are seeking interim administration roles.
In January, the board will open applications for a permanent superintendent for the district. The timeline is expected to consist of interviews beginning in mid-March, and a candidate will be selected by the May 2022 board meeting.
"Thank you teachers, staff, administration and parents for your patience," Lipps said. "Choosing the next superintendent is very significant for our school community. It will be the most important decision that this board will make."
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