CDA superintendent leaves for job in Washington state

The head of the Coeur d’Alene School District is leaving the district, and the state.

Matthew Handelman

Matthew Handelman will step down as superintendent at the end of the month, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported Friday. Handelman will remain with the district in a consulting role through the June 30 end of the budget year, then assume a job with Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash.

In a message to staff Friday, published by the Spokesman-Review, Handelman said, “I am proud of the many accomplishments of the Coeur d’Alene School District during my tenure, including most recently passing the largest construction bond in our history, for the first time running and passing a bond and maintenance and operations levy concurrently, planning for flat tax rates now and into the future – all with near-record support from the community.”

Handelman has been Coeur d’Alene’s superintendent since 2013.

Secondary education director Trina Caudle will serve as interim superintendent while trustees search for a permanent successor, the Spokesman-Review reported.


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