Indian Prairie School District 204 Superintendent Stephen Daeschner has applied to be Greater Clark County (Ind.) Schools' next superintendent.
A little over a month ago, Daeschner responded to rumors that he was a finalist for the position and that Greater Clark representatives had visited District 204 by telling The Sun he hadn't even applied for the post.
But, on Monday, he disclosed that he'd decided to apply for the position because he had a "passion for at-risk kids, and they're all at-risk."
Greater Clark County Schools serve about 11,000 kids in the southern Indiana communities that sit right across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. Louisville is where Daeschner lived before he accepted his current position two years ago. There, he worked as superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools for 14 years.
All of Greater Clark's schools serve large populations of students from low-income families.
Greater Clark would appear to want Daeschner to return to the Louisville area. In 2007, a prominent Greater Clark board member told District 204 officials that he wanted Daeschner to be the next superintendent of his district.
Daeschner, though, said this isn't a done deal, and added that he isn't interested in leaving District 204 for any other job.
What are your thoughts? Should he leave? Is he already gone? How would District 204 hold up without him?
UPDATE: Daeschner accepted the post in Indiana on Wednesday. Daeschner reportedly agreed to a three-year contract for $225,000. District 204 said it does not know at this point who will take over Daeschner's job while the district conducts a search, which typically takes about a year.