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Christina School District superintendent to retire

Dr. Freeman Williams notified Christina School District that he is retiring in February

The Christina School District’s Superintendent is stepping down.

Dr. Freeman Williams has informed the Christina Board of Education that he will retire, effective February 1 next year.

Christina officials say the board will immediately start exploring a timeline to conduct its search for a permanent replacement for Williams.

Williams announced that he would be take a leave of absence on back on August 5. The following month the Christina school board named Dr. Robert Andrzejewski the district’s Acting Superintendent.  He officially took over October 1.


A Christina district spokesperson says its not anticipated that Williams will return to work before his retirement and Andrzejewski will remain as Acting Superintendent.


But Christina Board President Harrie Ellen Minnehan says it’s not likely that the Acting Superintendent will stay on long term.


"I don’t think he’s looking for a permanent position," said Minnehan.


But Minnehan adds she would be happy to consider him if he expressed an interest.


"I’m really willing to have him because he’s made a terrific impression with our people," said Minnehan.

In particular, Andrzejewski has broad experience with referenda, which is a top priority for a school district that failed to pass two tax hike proposals last year.


But Minnehan notes Andrzejewski took the job to help the district out during a moment of need and his contract has no assigned end date.


Williams has been Christina’s superintendent since February 2012.

He’s been an administrator in the district since 1997 and served as Interim Superintendent from February 2009 to July 2009


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