The Jersey Community School Board's search for a new superintendent has ended just two weeks after it began as board members have selected Lori Franke-Hopkins to replace the retiring Ed Settles. Hopkins was formally introduced after the board's unanimous vote of approval at a special meeting on Wednesday night. She previously spent three years as an assistant principal at Jersey Community High School and is currently serving as principal at East Elementary School.

When Hopkins takes over on July 1st, she will be one of the lowest-paid superintendents in the area, as her contract pays her $105,000 annually. The contract is for five years and also includes the option to renegotiate that salary before the contract expires.

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