The two elementary schools in the Weyauwega-Fremont School District will have a new principal.
Kirk Delwiche resigned as principal of Fremont and Weyauwega elementary schools, effective June 30.
His contract with the W-F district ran through that date.
He is leaving the district to become an elementary principal in the New London School District.
The W-F School Board is expected to formally accept his resignation when it meets on July 22.
District Administrator Scott Bleck said Delwiche worked for the district a total of 16 years – first as an elementary teacher before becoming the elementary principal.
Bleck presented the timeline for hiring a new principal during the Monday, July 8 meeting of the school board.
He said the position was posted on June 26, and applications are being accepted through Friday, July 12.
At the time of Monday’s meeting, the number of applicants for the position totaled 14.
Bleck described the applicants as having “varied abilities and backgrounds.”
The applications will be reviewed during the week of July 15, and candidates are tentatively scheduled to be identified by July 19, he said.
The first round of interviews will take place on July 30, followed by the second round of interviews, which will include Bleck and the board.
“I’m hopeful that we get around that 30 mark again,” he said of the number of applicants. “I think we’ve got a great opportunity to bring someone in and lead our elementary schools.”
Bleck’s comment was in reference to the number of applicants the district received after Matt Wilbert resigned in March.
Wilbert resigned as the principal of the district’s middle and high schools after accepting a position in the Wild Rose School District.
His resignation was effective June 30. On July 1, he became the principal of Wild Rose Elementary School.
The new principal of W-F’s middle and high schools is Jeremy Schroeder.
Schroeder is a Weyauwega native and graduate of W-F High School.
He taught agriscience at Seymour Community High School for 13 years.