Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Superintendent Moving Back to Kansas

From the District website:
John Allison Named Superintendent of Wichita Public Schools

Mt. Lebanon Superintendent, John Allison, was named Superintendent of Schools for Wichita Public Schools USD 259. The announcement was made by the Wichita Board of Education at a public meeting held on March 2, 2009.

Mt. Lebanon School Board President, Alan Silhol, stated, "We are very sorry to see John leave us, but we wish him the best in his new position. We will work quickly to ensure a smooth transition. The Board will meet in executive session this week to discuss this further and we will share next steps with the community at next Monday's School Board Discussion meeting on March 9, 2009 to be held at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Library".

Mr. Allison came to Mt. Lebanon in June, 2007 from the Grapevine-Colleyville School District in Dallas, Texas. "An opportunity arose in Wichita that would allow us to move back to our home and family in Kansas", stated Allison. "This was a very difficult decision for me to make. Mt. Lebanon is a wonderful community and a very special school district."

It is anticipated that Mr. Allison will remain in the District through the end of the school the year.
Mr Allison is a very good Superintendent but an even better person. He will be missed.

As Board President Alan Silhol states in the above press release, the Board will start discussions this week on replacing Mr. Allison.