2/11/14 – 4:53 A.M.

The Findlay City School district has named its next superintendent. The school board voted in favor of hiring Edward Kurt to take the place of the retiring Dean Wittwer in August. Kurt is currently the superintendent at Margaretta Local Schools in Castalia.

Speaking with the Courier, Kurt said “Findlay City Schools is a great community with some great partnerships with places like the University of Findlay.” He added his focus will be on making sure the district is operating efficiently under the current financial climate.

Kurt will receive an annual salary of $138,000. The contract gives him a 2% raise in 2015 and 2016. He’ll also get $10,000 to help move his family to the city by August.

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2/7/14 – 5:14 A.M.

We could know more about who will be the next superintendent for the Findlay City School district later today. The school board will hold a special meeting at noon to discuss employment and compensation of personnel. Board President Shane Pochard told the Courier earlier this week that a decision on a new superintendent could come today, but did not confirm that someone had been selected.

There are two remaining candidates for the position. Edward Kurt is the superintendent of Margaretta Local Schools in Castalia, and Tod Hug is the superintendent of Ayersville Local Schools. Margaretta’s school board was scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss Kurt’s employment.

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2/6/14 – 6:07 A.M.

The school district where one of the candidates for the Findlay City Schools superintendent position is employed has scheduled a meeting today to discuss his further employment. Whether or not that means Margaretta Superintendent Edward Kurt has been offered the Findlay job has not been confirmed.

However, Findlay school board president Shane Pochard tells the Courier an announcement on who will get the job could come as soon as tomorrow.

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