A new superintendent has been hired for the Payson Unified School District and the public will have a chance to meet him Friday.
The school board announced Tuesday morning that it has hired Herbert P. Weissenfels of Yuma to replace PUSD Superintendent Russ Kinzer, who is retiring at the end of June. Weissenfels is the assistant superintendent of the Yuma Union High School District.
An open house reception has been scheduled for Weissenfels for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 14 in the Wilson dome at Payson High School.
The school board chose Weissenfels from a slate of five finalists who were interviewed the first weekend in May.
He will begin his duties at PUSD on July 1.