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Burke Takes Post in Mount Horeb Schools

August 6, 2008

Jerod Burke, principal of the Southwestern Elementary and Middle school in Hazel Green, resigned the position to accept a post with the Mount Horeb School District as its director of curriculum for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Burke’s last day was July 31.The Mount Horeb School District’s enrollment was 2,262 for the past academic year; Southwestern’s was 581. Burke said this is a step up for his career. He will earn $80,000 annually, nearly $20,000 more than with the Southwestern School District.Southwestern Superintendent Jim Egan said he hopes to have something decided about the vacant post by the Wednesday, Aug. 13, school board meeting.

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