Wichita superintendent selected to lead Olathe Public Schools

John Allison (KSN File Photo)

OLATHE, Kan. (KSNW) – The Olathe Public Schools Board of Education has confirmed that Wichita’s Superintendent of Schools, John Allison, will become Olathe’s next superintendent of schools effective next school year.

Superintendent Allison will continue to serve the students and staff in Wichita through the end of the 2016-17 school year.

“I know this was a difficult decision for John, but the opportunity to support his mother at the same time he continues to serve Kansas students was one he couldn’t pass up,” said Sheril Logan, Wichita Board of Education president. “John has served our community faithfully since 2009, and our school community is better because of his leadership. He will be difficult to replace. That task will be our most significant upcoming obligation as stewards of Wichita’s public education enterprise.”

The Wichita Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. to begin the conversation about next steps. This meeting will be an executive session. The board will share an update on the superintendent transition process during the Jan. 9 BOE meeting.

“We will meet this challenge head-on, as our commitment remains strong to providing 21st century learning opportunities and a pathway to success for each student in Wichita. We will be transparent in our process, and we will seek the input of our students, staff, parents, and business community as we embark on this journey,” said Logan.