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D91 announces new superintendent

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE: The Board of Trustees announced Dr. Eric Pingrey as the new superintendent for Idaho Falls School District 91. 

You can watch Tuesday's special meeting below.

Dr. Eric Pingrey is currently Superintendent of Walker Hackensak Akely Independent School District in Walker, Minnesota. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in History and Social Science, a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, a master’s degree in Education Administration and a Secondary Principal Administrative Certificate, and a doctoral degree in Education Administration Superintendent.

"We've been almost 2 hours and 40 minutes in discussion over the two candidates. A lot of good things for both candidates," Paul Haacke said. "Congratulations to Mr. Pingrey, and I look forward to working with him and seeing what we can do to accelerate the education process for our students in District 91."

The board was also considering Dr. James Shank.

Current Superintendent George Boland plans to retire effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

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