Lexington’s Superintendent is leaving the district. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Brad MacLaughlin:
MacLaughlin has served as Superintendent for the past four years. He had been with the district a total of 13 years. He said he is most proud of the financial progress he’s made during that time. When he took over, the district’s unrestricted reserve balances were at about five percent.
“That’s dangerously low. And if the pattern that we’ve shown in the budget continues for the next year, we’ll be sitting around 24 to 26 percent at the end of next fiscal year,” said MacLaughlin, “And then the Board can make a decision on the four-day week based upon its merits, not based upon the financial advantage to it.”
MacLaughlin has taken a position with the Independence School District. He will serve as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education.