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Schulte seeks superintendent post

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February 12, 2009
— The Janesville School District's interim superintendent wants to keep the job.

Karen Schulte said she hasn't applied yet, but she had intended to apply for the job even before being appointed to the interim post.


Schulte has been the district's director of student services since 2004. The school board appointed her interim superintendent Tuesday after it relieved Superintendent Tom Evert of his duties.


Board members cited communications problems with Evert.


The board was unanimous in choosing Schulte to fill in until July 1.


Board President DuWayne Severson said this morning that board members knew of Schulte's intentions when they appointed her. But he said the interim appointment gives Schulte neither an advantage nor a disadvantage in the selection process.


Schulte is not even assured of being one of the six finalists, Severson said.


Evert had intended to retire June 30. A search process has been under way, and finalists for the job were expected to be announced in March.


Severson said 14 people have applied for the job, and more applications are expected before the March 1 deadline.


Schulte's resume includes being assistant principal at Janesville's Marshall Middle School and Principal of Beloit Turner Middle School.


Schulte completed her doctorate in 2007.



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