Teutopolis Board Begins Process of Locating New Superintendent


Published on June 14 2019 10:32 am
Last Updated on June 14 2019 10:32 am
Written by Greg Sapp

With the announcement that Bill Fritcher is leaving the Teutopolis school district to become Neoga Superintendent of Schools, Teutopolis school board members are beginning the process of choosing a successor.

Fritcher said a portion of last night's special meeting of the Teutopolis board was to consider the selection process. He said he attended the first few minutes of the meeting. 

The Teutopolis board is already ready to receive applications for the superintendent's post. Applications will be accepted through June 28. Fritcher said the goal of the Board is to have a new superintendent in place in time for the start of the school year.

Fritcher has worked in the Teutopolis district for 15 years, the last nine as superintendent. He said he feels he has given his all to the district, and feels the district has done the same for him. He said working in his home district is something he's never experienced in his 30 years in education.

Fritcher received a three-year contract at Neoga. He will succeed Ben Johnson, who is leaving Neoga to become superintendent of the Benton school district as of July 1.