BEATRICE – The Superintendent for Beatrice Public Schools has announced he’ll retire from his leadership of District 15, at the end of this school year.
Pat Nauroth will leave the Superintendent position effective at the end of June. Nauroth says making the announcement now, will allow more search time for a new superintendent and more time to attract a great pool of candidates.
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Nauroth is in his fifth year as Superintendent of District 15. He came to Beatrice from South Sioux City, where he had been an administrator for 25 years. Prior to that, he was Principal and Acting Superintendent in a small Iowa School District for two years.
Nauroth says he’s excited about the strength of the Beatrice School District.
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This year, the Beatrice Community Preschool moved to the former Cedar Elementary School building. Nauroth says the establishment at the high school of ten career academies is helping prepare students to be college and career-ready. He said there’s also been more partnerships between the school and community.
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Nauroth says the district and businesses have been actively working together.
In recent years, voters defeated two bond issues for a single-site elementary school, that would have replaced the four separate elementary buildings.
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Nauroth says he’s been considering retiring from the district for a little more than a year.
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Nauroth says family considerations were a prime factor in his decision.
He has children he wants to spend more time with, who live in Iowa and in California….and brothers, who live in Arizona. Pat lives the nearest to his father, who is in Omaha.
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Nauroth says there are some very talented and qualified school administrators within the Beatrice School District, who may have interest in the Superintendent’s position. Coupled with high quality candidates from outside, he says it puts the district in a good position, going forward.