Ozark School District Extends Superintendent’s Contract

The Board of Education for the Ozark school district has added another year to their superintendent’s contract.

Dr. Chris Bauman’s contract will now run through the 2021-2022 school year. Under Missouri state law, three years is the longest contract that a school board can offer a superintendent.

Bauman is in his first year with the Ozark district.

“When Dr. Bauman was hired, he had a vision for what he wanted to do for Ozark Schools, which included some restructuring. I applaud him for getting all that in place seamlessly in his first year,” Ozark Board of Education President Shane Nelson stated in a press release. “It’s been a pleasure working with Dr. Bauman in his first year as superintendent. We are excited about the future of Ozark Schools and we’re excited to have him leading.”

An Iraq war veteran, Bauman returned from his military service to become Ozark Junior High assistant principal in 2006 before becoming principal of Ozark Upper Elementary from 2007-2013.

Bauman has 25 years of experience in education including his time as a mathematics teacher before his military service.