The Merrill Area Public School district has a new Superintendent.
The MAPS School Board announced it has unanimously selected Walter Leipart to become the next Superintendent of their school district.
Leipart currently serves in that same position in the Phillips School district. Prior to that spent time as a principal in Loyal and a teacher and coach in the Colby school district.
Interim Superintendent Don Stevens said, “The board saw a hands-on, problem solving leader.” He also noted that Leipart gave specific answers to issues relevant to the schools post Act 10.
Leipart formally accepted the offer, contingent upon reaching an employment contract. The Merrill District had been operating under an interim superintendent since Lisa Snyder left in the summer of 2011.