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Burnight Begins Duties as Charles City Schools Superintendent

While he won’t begin full-time duties until July 1st, Brian Burnight started his role as temporary Superintendent of the Charles City School District Monday (06.03).

The School Board approved hiring Burnight as CCCSD’s next Superintendent during their May 13th meeting, agreeing to a two-year contract starting with the 2024-25 school year. They also signed off on a temporary superintendent contract for Burnight to begin working for the school district June 3rd. 

Burnight says he takes a “servant leadership” approach to his position.

Burnight replaces former Superintendent Anne Lundquist, who announced in February that she would retire at the end of the current school year, June 30th.  However, in April, she was placed on paid administrative leave while, according to School Board President David Schrodt, the district investigated allegations about unspecified behavior and actions of Lundquist

No details have been provided on the status and/or results of that investigation, but Burnight’s approval for a temporary superintendent contract signaled Lundquist would not return to that role. 

Karl Kurt with the Central Rivers AEA has been serving as acting Superintendent for the school district.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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