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Bake to replace Weyers as Valley View principal

New associate principal being sought

By Kevin Boneske
Staff Writer

AHWAUBENON – A hiring chain reaction is now taking place with Valley View Elementary School Principal Kurt Weyers set to become Ashwaubenon School District superintendent July 1.

Weyers, who has been with the district since 2008 as Valley View’s principal, will be replacing the retiring Brian Hanes as superintendent, a position Hanes has held for seven years.

The Ashwaubenon school board formally approved Weyers as superintendent at its meeting Monday, March 12.

Weyers thanked the board, staff members and the community for the “tremendous opportunity” to be the district’s next superintendent.

“I’m just very excited about the opportunity to lead such a tremendous school district with phenomenal teachers and a phenomenal administrative team,” Weyers said. “I certainly have big shoes to fill, and Dr. Hanes has been tremendous in helping me with the transition so far, and I look forward to learning as much as I can over the next several months from him.”

The contract for Weyers to become superintendent is for two years and will pay him an annual salary of $145,000, said district human resources coordinator Jody Smits.

To fill Valley View’s principal vacancy, the board agreed after meeting in closed session to offer the principal position to Valley View’s current associate principal, Andy Bake, who verbally agreed to accept.

“I’m very excited,” said Bake, who also noted he is looking forward to the new opportunity at Valley View, where he has been the associate principal for eight years after teaching there for five years.

Smits said a formal contract for Bake to become principal is being negotiated and should be on the agenda for approval at the April board meeting.

To fill the Valley View associate principal vacancy, Smits that position is being posted.

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