Boyne City Public Schools now has a temporary replacement for outgoing superintendent Peter Moss.
Thomas Ross, of Alden, was chosen during a Thursday Jan. 21 Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education special meeting.
“Mr. Ross comes with an extensive background in administration—superintendent (and) principal—teaching and being a school board member,” it stated in a Friday Jan. 22 news release from Boyne City Public Schools.
Ross is expected to begin work on Monday Feb. 1.
According to Ross’ resume, his work experience includes high school and principal work at Mancelona Public Schools, administrative work with Alba Public School, time on the Mancelona school board, Mancelona Rotary Club and time with Community Resources Development Inc.
Ross has worked in education nearly nonstop from 1972 until 2010.
The search for a full-time superintendent is being facilitated by Mark Eckhardt of the Michigan Leadership Institute.
Applications are expected to be due by April 1.
The applicant screening should occur approximately a week-and-a-half later in a closed session.
Interviews are then expected to be conducted between mid-April and the first of May.
Officials would like to see the new superintendent begin by July 1.
However, all these dates and time-lines are tentative.
A public input session on the matter has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 27 in the Boyne City High School Media Center.
The public will have the opportunity to share its opinions on the attributes they wish to see in the school system’s new superintendent.