By Tim Kowols
The recent resignation of Washington Island School District Superintendent Mati Palm-Leis is giving the school board a chance to reevaluate the role, turning the one-person job into potentially three separate positions. Superintendents at Washington Island School are not unlike their teachers in the fact they have to cover several different positions to cover classes and save money. Palm-Leis, for example, is the school’s superintendent, principal, and director of special education. Washington Island School Board President Amy Jorgenson says that may be too much for one person to take on and now will see what makes the most sense for their situation.
Jorgenson says the board is flexible with who they hire for the one, two, or three positions that could be available as they look at a budget that could see teachers getting a better wage in the future.