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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:09 pm

Yager to end term on State Board of Education this month

Niki Kelly | The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Allen County superintendent Steve Yager’s service on the State Board of Education ends this month -- the latest in a round of turnover on the panel.

He served four years after being appointed by former Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne.

Yager told The Journal Gazette that he promised to serve the full term, and now is ready to move on. He has encouraged new Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, to appoint a current education practitioner.

“Even though we all had different backgrounds and strengths and weaknesses, we all were child advocates,” he said. “I was most proud of that.”

Yager was superintendent at Northwest Allen County Schools from 1990 to 2009 and then at Southwest Allen County Schools from 2009 to 2014. He also previously co-chaired the Accountability System Review Panel, which helped rewrite accountability grades given to schools.

nkelly@jg.net