Ridder will step down as Springfield, Mo. superintendent next June

Friday, August 9, 2013

This will be Norm Ridder’s last year as superintendent of Springfield Public Schools. Ridder’s decision to step down June 30, at the end of his ninth school year in Springfield, was announced at the conclusion of Tuesday’s study session.

Board president Kris Callen thanked Ridder for the “heads-up” after reading the July 31 letter he sent the board asking to be released, one year early, from his current employment contract. It was to end after the 2014-15 year.

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