The Winona Area Public School District has a new superintendent.
Kelly Halvorson, the district's director of teaching and learning, was appointed to the vacant position Thursday night after the school board approved a separation agreement with former superintendent Stephen West.
West had resigned in November but intended to stay on until the end of his current contract at the end of next June. But following a disclosure that he did not possess a doctor's degree from St. Mary's University, he decided to retire immediately.
West had been superintendent for two and a-half years. Halvorson will serve until a new superintendent is chosen. Halvorson has been with the district since 1997 in various roles. Her former position will be posted internally.
A search will be conducted for a permanent superintendent.....