School district fires its superintendent, effective June 30th

ISHPEMING — The Gwinn Area Community Schools are trying to move forward after deciding to fire their superintendent.

The school board has told superintendent Dru Milliron that he’s out, effective June 30th. That’s the expiration date of the one-year probationary period that his contract calls for.

Both he and the board had the option of terminating his three-year agreement at that point.

“We’ve got a date out there for having an interview with a targeted individual on Thursday at 6:30 in the (Gwinn High School) library,” Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education president Ron Lauren said. “If the individual accepts, then there’ll be a press release put out.”

Before Gwinn hired him last year, Milliron worked for more than twenty years in the Posen schools, in the northern Lower Peninsula. He spent six years as their superintendent.

“We’re trying to get the school (district) back in the right direction, and we feel this is the first step to get some really strong leadership into the school district and keep moving us in a forward progress,” Lauren said.

Milliron is the fifth different superintendent the Gwinn schools have had since the start of the 2007-2008 school year.