OKCPS announces new superintendent

Oklahoma City Public Schools has announced the district's new superintendent. The Board of Education unanimously approved Robert Neu as new Superintendent of Schools during its meeting Monday evening. The board also approved Neu's salary at $240,000. Neu has previously served as superintendent of the Federal Way Public School District near Seattle, Washington. Neu is set to begin with OKCPS in July but will begin transitioning into his new role in May and June. His contract is renewable annually for an initial three-year period. Along with his salary, Neu will be paid an annual $10,000 car allowance and $25,000 in annuities. In a release Neu said he the OKCPS Board of Education has given him a great opportunity to improve the learning environment and achieve great success for the students in Oklahoma City. "The energy, excitement and community support in Oklahoma City is incredible," said Neu. The 52-year-old Neu has 25 years of experience in education. He holds a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University, a master's in secondary school administration from Central Michigan and an education specialist degree from Oakland University. Neu has previously served two terms on the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals before his four year tenure at Federal Way PS. New and his wife Kelly have six school-aged children. The OKCPS staff and community will have an opportunity to meet Neu during a series of visits starting in May and June. "I am looking forward to bringing Kelly down as soon as possible to meet all of the people who make the District so special," Neu said.