By unanimous vote, the Thornapple Kellogg Schools Board of Education has selected Hastings Superintendent Dan Remenap to become the next superintendent for the TK district. The decision was made following final interviews Tuesday night with Remenap and one other finalist, Tim Reeves, Superintendent of Shelby Public Schools. The Thornapple Kellogg position became vacant after Rob Blitchok retired at the end of September. Dan Takens has been filling the position on an interim basis. Remenap will start at Thornapple Kellogg in January, pending agreement on a contract.
Remanap has been the Superintendent of the Hastings Area School System only since April, 2019. His quick departure leaves Hastings school officials disappointed at losing him at a difficult time during the pandemic. The Hastings school board will discuss its’ options and will likely appoint an interim superintendent. No timeline or plans for a new superintendent search have been announced.