Dr. Nik Bergman is the next Quincy School District Superintendent after the school board unanimously approved his promotion from Assistant Superintendent Tuesday evening.

Board President Jack Foglesong said Bergman, who has been in the assistant role for six years and with the district for 18, was the clear path forward to replacing outgoing Superintendent John Boyd.

"We all felt that at this time it was the best thing to move forward instead of going through a lengthy process where we pretty much feel we would end up choosing him anyway," explained Foglesong.

Foglesong added that the board has confidence that Bergman will keep things running as normal. Bergman leads the district's Access, Opportunity and Equity Coalition team and oversees the Grow Your Own and BEI Programs.

Bergman and Boyd will soon propose a timeline for the transition. Boyd announced last month that he would be leaving his position in Quincy to be the Interim Superintendent at Evergreen public Schools in Vancouver, Washington.

The board also officially released Boyd from his contract after 7 1/2 years with the district.

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