The next temporary superintendent of Springfield schools has been in that chair before, but says it will be different this time.
The school board Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Bob Hill to serve as interim superintendent for up to six months, beginning in January. Hill had been superintendent of District 186 from 1991 to 2002, and is coming out of retirement to fill the temporary vacancy. He will serve until newly-hired superintendent Jennifer Gill is able to take over, but that date has not yet been set.
Board member Judy Johnson asked for assurances that Hill would not be making major changes during his brief tenure. Hill offered those assurances, insisting that he will only be there to handle day-to-day issues and maintain the status quo until he can hand the job off to Gill.