By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Springfield Board of Education has hired Dr. John Jungmann to lead the district.
Jungmann was the top finalist to succeed Dr. Norm Ridder, who is retiring this spring after nine years as superintendent. Jungmann, who now heads the Liberty School District near Kansas City, will begin his duties in Springfield on July 1.
The Board of Education is now in the process of negotiating the terms of Jungmann’s employment, including salary.