South Milwaukee’s Loss is Kenosha’s Gain: Superintendent Jeff Weiss Will Lead the Kenosha Unified School District

South Milwaukee School Superintendent Jeff Weiss has accepted a position to lead the Kenosha Unified School District, the state’s third-largest district.

Here is the message the district shared with families on Thursday …

Dear South Milwaukee Families, 

We are saddened to inform you that Superintendent Jeff Weiss has accepted the position of superintendent of schools with the Kenosha Unified School District, and will start in his new role on October 3rd.

Dr. Weiss has been superintendent in South Milwaukee since 2019. He and the School Board guided the District through an unprecedented time in education and society, while also sustaining focus on the priorities of the District. We wish Dr. Weiss success in the next chapter of his career.

The School District of South Milwaukee School Board is working on a transition plan for the 2022-23 school year. They will begin a search later this fall/early winter for the next superintendent to begin with the 2023-24 school year. 

The School Board is dedicated to being as open and transparent as possible throughout the selection process while respecting the privacy of applicants. A superintendent is a leader who sets the tone and direction of a school system. The Board shares the community’s expectation that the next superintendent should understand South Milwaukee’s proud past and the opportunities this vibrant community provides for its students. 

Thank you Dr. Weiss for your leadership and best wishes in your new role!

I echo those thanks and well wishes. Jeff will be missed, as a partner, leader, and friend.

He very much understands the value of a strong community, and the school district’s important role in it — and he continually delivered on that promise despite some incredibly challenging times for everyone in public education, made worse by a pandemic.

Most importantly, Jeff is a good man, someone with integrity, compassion, accountability, and dedication to improving the lives of all students.

He is in it for the right reasons, and Kenosha is lucky to have him.

See you at Tenuta’s, Jeff.

Here is Kenosha News coverage of the hiring of Dr. Weiss.

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