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Kalispell Public Schools superintendent to retire

Posted at 12:00 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 20:19:31-04

KALISPELL — Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent Mark Flatau announced on Thursday he’s planning to retire.

Flatau, has given 14 of his 43 as an educator to Kalispell Public Schools. His official last day will be June 20th, 2020.

He told MTN News the decision has been a long time coming and that it wasn't made over one specific thing. “There are challenges, disappointments every year in some way shape or form."

He notes his decision to leave next summer will coincident with the completion of several district school projects. Flatau told us he thought this would be a natural time for a transition of leadership.

His daughter, her husband and their three children will be moving to Kalispell and Flatau says he wants to spend quality time with his family.

The Kalispell School Board will now begin their search for the next superintendent.

Flatau says the board will select a search consultant who will guide the board through the hiring process. Later in the process, public comment will be heard. He won't be a part of the search process but will help facilitate if help is needed.

He says the board will most likely have a new candidate well before his official retirement date.

Flatau and his wife Gayle will remain in Kalispell and plan on staying active in the community.