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Longtime middle school principal Dr. Kris Kahler is going to be taking the reins as the head of Maroa-Forsyth schools this summer.

 

Monday morning outgoing Superintendent Dr. John Ahlemeyer credits Dr. Kahler for doing the things he has to do to be certified to take on the role of superintendent but also believes Dr. Kahler's knowledge of the district and relationship with teachers makes him the right fit going forward.

 

 

Dr. Kahler explains his experiences as an administrator the last decade-plus has given him the confidence that in leading different initiatives to take on the role of superintendent.

 

 

Maroa-Forsyth Schools are beginning a building project adjacent to its high school. Dr. Kahler was instrumental in getting the project to where it is now.

 

 

Looking ahead to the 2021-22 school year, Dr. Kahler says the first they need to know before kids come back to school will be what the guidance from the State of Illinois will be regarding COVID. He indicates guidance has been issued but is anticipating that changing as the summer goes along.

 

Dr. Kahler is focused on making up the learning loss from COVID. That process is underway this week. Additionally, he hopes to effectively utilize the funding from COVID and perhaps use it to improve technology but also get kids ready to return to the school setting, a place for a few, they have not been since last March. 

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