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Mt. Vernon Township High School approves new superintendent

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Mt. VERNON -- The Mt. Vernon Township High School school board has approved a new permanent superintendent.

Jeff Fritchtnitch will become superintendent starting July 1st. He's currently the superintendent in the Altamont School District just west of Effingham. Fritchtnitch has 16 years of experience as a superintendent and 31 in education.

"We think Jeff is a great fit for Mt. Vernon Township High School. He's a guy that has a track record of developing positive relationships, being involved in his community, and he's really passionate about education. And really passionate about students," said school board president Matthew Flanigan. 

Fritchtnitch will take over the absence left by Dr. Michael Smith, who resigned in June 2017.  
Marilyn Holt has acted as the primary interim superintendent along with Dr. Kelly Stewart as secondary superintendent. Dr. Nick Osborne has acted as a consultant. 

The district received 48 applications in its search for a new superintendent. Fritchtnitch receives a three year contract with an annual salary of $137,496.

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