Topeka Unified School District 501 has named a new permanent superintendent. Last (THUR) night, school board members voted unanimously to approve Julie Ford for the position. She had been serving as the district's interim superintendent. She's the first female to hold the top job for the Topeka public schools:
Julie Ford's new contract is effective until June 30, 2014. She'll receive a $155,000 base salary, along with longevity and performance-based incentives.