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Published: Wednesday, 6/11/2014

Springfield Board of Education rehires former treasurer


The Springfield Board of Education today rehired its former treasurer after an assistant treasurer abruptly resigned on Friday.

Matt Lockwood, who resigned in January, was rehired during a board work session before the board went into an executive session to discuss, in part, the interim superintendent‘‍s contract.

Kathryn Hott, superintendent of Springfield Local Schools, announced last month that she was stepping down May 31 from her job, citing personal family reasons.

Assistant Superintendent Mike O’Shea took over as interim superintendent effective June 1. Mr. O’Shea has been with the district since 1999, first as an assistant principal at Springfield Middle School.

The departures come in the midst of a campaign to get an operational levy passed in August. The board voted to place a 7.9-mill permanent levy on the Aug. 6 special election ballot.

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