Central Montcalm OKs superintendent contract


By Lori Hansen • Last Updated 11:03 am on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kristi Teall

STANTON — The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education unanimously approved a contract for a new superintendent.

During Monday’s regular meeting, the board voted 7-0 to approve a two-year contract with an annual salary of $115,000 for Kristi Teall, who will start on July 1, following the retirement of the current superintendent, Jake Helms.

“The agreed contract is both innovative and ambitious,” board Vice President Bill Simpson said. “As part of the search process, one of our goals, in light of funding shortages imposed by our state government, was to have someone who could save the district money by wearing more than one hat. We found that person in Kristi and could not be more excited about the future of our school system.”
Currently serving as curriculum director, Teall will retain that post.

“It is a salary that is only a small increase but she will have the role of two administrators,” Helms said. “There are no ties, no extra benefits.”

Correspondent Lori Hansen is a Greenville-area resident.

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