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Ottawa school superintendent resigns

March 1, 2013


Ottawa schools Superintendent Dean Katt resigned from his job Friday, but will remain with the district on a consulting basis through Oct. 31, district officials said.

Katt submitted his resignation to the Ottawa school board during a special meeting Friday morning, said board secretary Theresa Powers. Katt had been superintendent since 2006.

Katt was not immediately available for comment.

Assistant Superintendent Brian Kraus has been named as the interim superintendent.

Kraus said in a telephone interview that he did not know the details of Katt's separation agreement. He said Katt's salary is $130,786 per year, but he did not know whether Katt would continue to receive that salary, or if another salary had been negotiated.

School board president Susan Ward offered few details about Katt's resignation.

"I think he's decided to spend time with grandkids," Ward said. "He's going to kind of slow down on his working, but he won't hold the position of superintendent. He'll be a consultant with the district."

Ward said the school board would begin a search for a new superintendent soon.

The Ottawa school district is in Franklin County and has an estimated K-12 enrollment this year of 2,537 students.


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