New Ohio Chief is Up for Challenge

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mark Kleinhans says he knows he’s in for a challenge in moving to the Bedford Public Schools as superintendent, but he’s confident he'll be equal to it.

Even though the district’s financial woes have been a reigning preoccupation in recent years, he predicts they will prove to be a passing phase from which the Bedford schools will emerge as strong as ever. The Bedford system is so richly endowed with good staff, a supportive community, and strong school board that he believes he'll have what he needs to guide it through the current hard times.

“The district is known for strong academics and quality extracurricular programs,” he said. “Right now, it is going through a rough time. But an opportunity will come to turn things around. It’s a process; it’s not going to happen overnight. That’s where the challenge is. The district needs someone to come in and move it forward, and I think I’m the person to do that.”

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