Albion Interactive History / People / Jack Meeder

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / People / Public Schools

Jack E. Meeder
9th Superintendent, 1970-1975

Public School Superintendent +

Biographical Description
Lantz was followed by Jack E. Meeder, who became superintendent on March 27, 1970., while Lantz continued as an administrative assistant. Meeder had previously been superintendent at the Montague schools since 1965, and also served as superintendent of the Carsonville and Summerfield schoolsystems. Meeeder’s five year tenure at Albion was marked with frequent disagreements with the school board over policies, and included atime of unrest in January 1975, when Albion High School had to be closed for a short time. In June, 1975, theschool board voted not to renew his contract when it expired in 1976. Meeder subsequently resigned effective August 8, 1975, to accept the position as superintendent of the South Lyon school district.

Serving as acting superintendent from August 8, 1975 to November 30, 1975, was the district’s director of instruction, William Garrett, former superintendent at the Gwinn schools. On December 1,1975, Dr. Garth Errington was elected superintendent, coming to Albion from Battle Creek where he was assistant superintendent.

Source: Frank Passic. A History of the Albion Public Schools. Albion, Michigan: E. Weil Publishing Services. 1991.

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