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Superintendent chosen

A Saginaw-area native has been offered the job of superintendent of Colon Community Schools.

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education Monday selected Victor Bugni to succeed Lloyd Kirby, who retired last summer.

After a lengthy discussion and 6-1 vote, Bugni was chosen over Mesick Consolidated Schools Superintendent Mike Corey. Board member Wendell Grunner cast the dissenting vote, but has pledged to back Bugni now that the decision has been made, board president Ernie Baker said.

Bugni, 37, has served as curriculum and instruction supervisor for the Delta/Schoolcraft Intermediate School District in the Upper Peninsula since October 2011.

A graduate of Hemlock High School, Bugni previously served as a math and science teacher at Traverse City West High School for seven years after a three-year teaching stint at Arenac Eastern High School.

Interim Superintendent Jay Newman will represent the district in negotiating terms of Bugni’s employment. The base salary will range between $95,000 and $105,000.

Baker said he would like to have Bugni on board by June 1 and spend some time working with Newman. Bugni’s availability, however, isn’t known yet.