Christy Ziegler will fill-in for USD 23 1 Superintendent Bill Gilhaus, who is statutorily required to be retired for at least 60-days in order to collect pension funds as well as salary.

He announced his temporary retirement during the May 6 school board meeting.

Ziegler serves as the district’s executive director of educational services. She will assume superintendent duties beginning on July 1. Gilhaus will reassume the role on Sept. 2.