The Lewis County C-1 School District soon will have a new leader.
The school board has announced the hiring of John French as the district's next superintendent.
French signed a two-year contract earlier this week.
He will replace outgoing Superintendent Jacqueline Ebeling who's retiring.
The school board interviewed five candidates.
French has served as superintendent at Morgan County R-1 School District for the last 3 years.
He'll begin his duties July 1, 2014.