New Unit 2 Superintendent Hired

Bond County Unit 2 School Superintendent Wes Olson
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The new Bond County Community Unit 2 superintendent is Wes Olson, current principal at Mt. Vernon High School.

He was hired Wednesday night on a unanimous vote of the Unit 2 school board. Olson was in attendance and spoke to WGEL about his new position.

Board President Edmar Schreiber said Olson was selected by the board from 29 applicants.

Olson accepted a three year contract for a salary of $123,000 per year. He begins work in Unit 2 on July 1, replacing Jeff Strieker, who resigned to become the superintendent in the Litchfield District.

The new Unit 2 superintendent said he, his wife and two children will be moving to the district.