Groveport Madison’s deputy superintendent of schools has resigned and his replacement is expected to be voted on at the board meeting Wednesday, July 18.

John Hurd, who served as interim superintendent after the resignation of Bruce Hoover Feb. 7, is leaving to become superintendent at Trimble Local Schools in Glouster, according to Jeff Warner, Groveport Madison’s director of communications and community relations.

Hurd was a finalist in the search for Hoover’s replacement but that job went to Garilee Ogden, formerly the district’s director of curriculum, instruction and professional development.

His resignation is effective July 31.

Warner said Hurd begins his new job Aug. 1.

Hurd has been Groveport Madison’s deputy superintendent for nearly two years. Prior to that, he served as the district’s director of student services, Groveport Madison Middle School Central principal and Groveport Madison High School assistant principal.

The agenda for theJuly 18 school board meeting lists James Grube as Hurd’s replacement, if the board approves.

Currently, Grube is the chief operations officer/president for META Solutions, a post he’s held for three years. Prior to that, he was executive director of the Metropolitan Educational Council for three years.

His other administrative experience includes serving as superintendent of Buckeye Valley Local Schools, personnel director of South-Western City Schools, principal and assistant principal of Westland High School, and assistant principal of Central Crossing High School.

If he is hired, the board agenda indicates Grube will be offered a three-year contract with a base salary of $129,000 annually.

Grube was one of the 28 candidates who applied for the superintendent’s post at Groveport Madison, but he did not make the first cut of eight candidates recommended to the board for consideration by K12 Business Consulting Inc., the group hired by the district to conduct the search.

Grube earned a master’s degree from The Ohio State University in educational administration and supervision and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

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