The Unified School District 410 Board of Education thought the biggest challenge in hiring an interim superintendent to succeed outgoing chief Gordon Mohn was finding someone with construction experience on his resume. But now that those bond-issue projects are floating in limbo because of a patron lawsuit, the issues facing the board’s interim pick, Doug Huxman, are all the more complex. Beyond the lawsuit, the April fire at the former AMPI building has given the board some pause about proceeding with that portion of the project as orginally planned.
As a result, Huxman has more on his administrative plate than anyone bargained for two months ago. We wish him well as he officially takes the reigns today. At the very least, we owe him and the board our support and patience as they wade through these unchartered waters. —DR