Lewis County C-1 school district hires new superintendent

John French will begin as the new superintendent of Lewis County C-1 schools July 1, 2014

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.