Trotwood schools pick new interim superintendent as takeover looms

Trotwood-Madison City Schools announced today that its board of education will vote Thursday to hire Tyrone Olverson as interim superintendent of schools, effective next Monday.

Current Superintendent Kevin Bell told district leaders last year that he planned to retire, and the board has been searching for a superintendent since then.

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Olverson is currently the Chief Academic and Operations Officer of the Youngstown City School District, which was taken over several years ago by a state Academic Distress Commission.

Trotwood schools are at risk of the same process if student scores from this spring’s ongoing state tests do not improve enough to move the needle on the district’s state report card this summer.

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Olverson’s contract will run only through Dec. 31, according to a district press release, because of the uncertainty of a possible state takeover process later this year.

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