Cedar Rapids schools superintendent Brad Buck takes job in Waukee
Cedar Rapids Community School District Superintendent Brad Buck said he has accepted a job with the same role in the Waukee Community School District in the Des Moines area.
In a letter to staff members Monday morning, Buck said he will take over starting July 1, pending the approval of the Waukee Board of Education on April 29.
"This decision, while fueled by an enthusiasm for the work ahead and the proximity to my oldest children which this position offers, is certainly bittersweet," he said in the letter.
According to the school district's website, Buck started with the school district in 2015. Prior to that, he was the former director of the Iowa Department of Education. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and Cedar Rapids Thomas Jefferson High School.
"I’m heartened by the progress made in the last four years and am equally confident that the growth and progress we’ve begun together will only continue," he said in the letter.
He said the process to find the next leader for the Cedar Rapids school district will be led by the Board of Education.
"This process will certainly be a priority of theirs," Buck said in the letter.
Here is the full letter: