Chelsea School District approves new superintendent at $128,000 salary
Andrew Ingall can finally begin transitioning into his new role at the helm of Chelsea School District.
On Monday, the Board of Education unanimously approved hiring Ingall, the current executive director of instruction, at a salary of $128,000.
Ingall will replace Superintendent David Killips when he retires June 31. Killips’ current salary is $137,000.
Killips, who has held the position for 10 years, said the board made an excellent choice selecting Ingall. Killips said Ingall was the middle school principal prior to being named executive director of instruction.
“He is a hard worker, dedicated and very strong in the instructional process,” Killips said. “He’ll learn fast and is pretty good with numbers.”
Chelsea is working on its budget for 2012-13, is negotiating with its teachers union and is processing retirement notices and will need to replace staff. Board President Steve Olsen said Ingall will become involved in these decisions.
Ingall also will need to start assembling his team, which could include shifting some personnel around and filling various positions, Olsen said. Olsen added he expects these decisions to be resolved within the next few weeks.
Board Secretary Anne Mann was absent from Monday’s meeting.