Hill accepts top job at Missoula County Public Schools

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Micah Hill accepted the Missoula County Public Schools Board’s offer to serve as the district’s next superintendent on Thursday.

Vice Chair Arlene Walker-Andrews and Trustee Grace Decker shared the news on Facebook Thursday evening. The district confirmed the announcement with the Missoulian on Friday morning. 

“We have a new superintendent,” Walker-Andrews wrote in the post. “Micah Hill has signed a contract and written to members of the board to thank them.”

She extended gratitude to her fellow board members, teachers, staff, students and families who were involved in the search.

Hill is currently the superintendent at Kalispell Public Schools and was the lone finalist interviewed by the board from a pool of nine candidates after trustees opted to reopen their search last month. The board rejected all three interviewed candidates from an earlier slate of applicants.

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Hill will begin his new position in Missoula on July 1. 

Tracy Long, the district’s executive administrative assistant, said she had not yet seen Hill’s contract and was unsure what salary he and the board agreed to.

The board unanimously decided to offer Hill the position at a meeting on Tuesday after

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