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Blue Eye Transitioning to New Superintendent

The transition of leadership in the Blue Eye School District is nearing completion.

Current Superintendent Dr. Doug Arnold, who announced his retirement during the school year, has been working closely with incoming Superintendent Dr. Kelli Alumbaugh as she takes over on July 1st. Both Arnold and Alumbaugh visited KRZK's "Ozarks Now" program to discuss the transition process.

Arnold says his final year was a good one that saw the completion of the Elementary Building Project. Arnold also takes about the effort the district has put into upgrading all facilities and mentions the increase of assessed valuation for the district due to the new Wilderness Mountain Development that is being developed in the school district. 

While Arnold has been wrapping up his tenure this month which has included hiring of personnel and supervising the school's Drivers Ed Program, Alumbaugh has been on site during the month getting set to begin her tenure as well as wrapping up her six year stint as Superintendent at Pierce City. Alumbaugh says she has a 90-Day Entry Plan she shared with the board when she was hired which mainly includes visiting with people and getting input. Alumbaugh says she is not going to changes things just to change things in a district already operating at a high level but looks forward to trying out some ideas for some areas as she gets into the job.

The complete interview can be found on the Ozarks Now Facebook Page or can be heard below:


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