By John Raffel
MARION –- Marion Board of Education president Alicia Michell said the new superintendent will take over on July 1 to replace Steve Brimmer, who will be retiring from that position.
The board recently appointed high school principal Danyel Prielipp to be superintendent/elementary principal. Brimmer, Michell noted, was the part-time superintendent.
“His contract was done on June 30 and Prielipp will start on July 1,” Michell said.
Michell said an internal interview was done on Wednesday for filling Prielipp’s principal positions. A recommendation will be made to the board next Tuesday. Assistant principal/athletic director Stacie Sutten has been interviewed for Prielipp’s spot.
If Sutten would be approved as principal, it would open up her current position.
“There will be some changes,” Michell said. “We’re hoping to have a liaison officer up at the high school. Pretty much, it would be someone as an advocate for the students for discipline; not so much doing the discipline but helping out the students.”
Michell said there will be a recommendation for hiring a junior varsity volleyball coach. The board will also have to approve a district Wellness Policy.
The board also needs to approve 2021-22 budget amendments and approve the 2022-23 budget which includes adding a full-time police officer at the high school who would also help out at the elementary school, Michell said.