Pete Koehler, the former interim Nampa School district superintendent who led the district out of deep financial problems, will serve as interim chief deputy in schools superintendent-elect Sherri Ybarra’s administration Idaho Education News reports.
Koehler helped heal a district where 46 teaching positions were cut, and other teachers were furloughed for 14 days as Nampa Schools worked through financial problems created by a $5.3 million shortfall before Koehler was named interim superintendent in 2013. Under Koehler’s leadership, voters in the financially troubled district also approved a two-year, $6.78 million levy in March to help fund school operations.
Ybarra has also put together a 19-person transition team that includes former schools superintendent Jerry Evans, retired Adjutant General Darrel Manning, Pete Bailey, former Boise School District deputy superintendent, and Pat Charlton, Vallivue School District superintendent.
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