New principals chosen for USD 234

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The USD 234 Board of Education approved hiring two principals during a special meeting held Wednesday.

During the approximately three minute meeting, board members voted unanimously to hire Shawn Thomas of Burlington as the new Fort Scott High School principal, and Jim Howard of Scott City as the new Fort Scott Middle School principal.

Thomas will replace Bob Beckham, who was recently hired as the district's superintendent. Beckham replaces current Superintendent Diane Gross, effective July 1. Howard will replace FSMS principal Danny Brown. Brown will move into the role of FSMS activities director and social studies teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

Comments from Thomas and Howard discussing their new positions will appear in Friday's edition of The Tribune.