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USD 431 Superintendent Nicholson to leave after one year
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Cherie Nicholson

HOISINGTON — Hoisington USD 431 Superintendent Cherie Nicholson submitted her resignation, effective at the end of this school year, at the January meeting of the USD 431 Board of Education on Monday, Jan. 13. 

Wednesday afternoon, the Tribune was in receipt of the unofficial minutes of the Jan. 13 USD 431 Board of Education meeting minutes. An executive session was  requested during that meeting. At 9:20 p.m., the board entered into a 30-minute executive session to discuss classified and certified contracts pursuant to non-elected personnel exception. They returned to open session with a motion to accept Nicholson’s resignation effective June 30, 2020. The motion carried 6-0. 

Nicholson told the Great Bend Tribune in a telephone conversation that she had no comment concerning the resignation beyond the fact there are no hard feelings behind the decision. The Tribune reached out to board members via email for comment, but no response had been received prior to publication. 

Nicholson was hired by the USD 431 Board of Education in January of 2019, after former superintendent Bill Lowry announced his retirement effective the end of June, 2019. Prior to accepting the position in Hoisington, Nicholson was the Turnaround Officer/Title Programs with USD 501, Topeka. She was one of three finalists interviewed by the Hoisington school board.

Nicholson stated she has no immediate plans following her resignation, effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.