▶️ Crook County Schools select interim superintendent


Duane Yecha is unanimously selected as Crook County School’s interim superintendent.

Yecha was selected as a finalist last month, however the board wanted to provide time for the community to meet with him before officially appointing him.

He will hold the role for a year, while the board looks for a permanent superintendent.

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Yecha retired in 2018 after serving as the Crook County School District Superintendent for seven years. In a press release, the school board said he was asked to come back to “help bring stability and unity to the school district.” 

The school board says they interviewed multiple other candidates for the position. Although they noted the strength of those candidates, the school board said they needed a “particular leadership style,” a style that Yecha embodies. 

“Dr. Yecha brings enormous experience for the job,” school board member Scott Cooper said. “His previous seven years at Crook County were marked by success and stability. He is the right man for the moment. I couldn’t be happier that he stepped up and that my fellow board members supported him enthusiastically.” 


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