New Chief Operations Officer at USD 475

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GEARY COUNTY SCHOOLS—Dr. Reginald Eggleston, Superintendent of USD 475 Geary County Schools, announces a new Chief of District Operations. Mr. Karl DeArmond, Chief Information Officer, will transition into his new role effective July 1st. DeArmond has been with the district in his current position for seven years. He formerly served as the Information Technology Director at Geary Community Hospital.

“Mr. DeArmond is no stranger to district operations after having worked closely with the team during construction of the new high school and working through the pandemic response. He has the essential skills for the position and provides the district with an easy transition,” stated Eggleston.

Karl DeArmond- New Chief Operations Officer

In addition to automating the new high school while also enabling the district security program, the district Information Technology Department played a significant role in remote learning programs during the pandemic response period and was a key element to the Operations COVID response plan.

While retaining oversight of district Information Technology, as Chief of Operations, DeArmond will assume administrative responsibilities for Transportation, Purchasing, Warehousing, Print Plant, Child Nutrition services, Safety & Security, facilities maintenance, and master planning.

DeArmond and his wife Jodi, a teacher at Chapman high school, are lifetime area residents.

He fills a vacancy created by David Wild who announced his intentions to step down at the end of the current contract period, 30 June.