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Interim superintendents named for Kansas State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Posted: Jun 13, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Two people were named as interim superintendents for the Kansas State Schools for the Deaf and Blind during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 13, in Topeka.

Luanne Barron, current assistant superintendent of the Kansas State School for the Deaf, will serve as interim superintendent for the Kansas State School for the Deaf, 450 E. Park St. in Olathe.

Jon Harding, current director of instruction for the Kansas State School for the Blind, will serve as interim superintendent for the Kansas State School for the Blind, 1100 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

They will begin their new duties July 1.

Madeleine Burkindine, current superintendent of the Kansas Schools for the Deaf and Blind, will retire June 30.

Kansas State Board of Education members requested that Barron and Harding work together and with the Kansas Association of School Boards to make recommendations to the board no later than December 2017 about the administrative structures to serve both schools now and in the future. Burkindine currently oversees both schools.

For more information about the Kansas State School for the Deaf, visit www.ksdeaf.org.

For more information about the Kansas State School for the Blind, visit www.kssb.net.

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