New Job

The retiring superintendent of Colorado Springs School District Number Eleven appears headed for a new job in Springfield, Missouri.

Dr. Norman Ridder has reportedly agreed in principle to a 3-year contract that would make him the new superintendent of Springfield Public Schools.

Board president Michael Hoeman says Ridder is expected to the deal in the next couple of days.

It's worth about $190,000 a year.

Ridder has been in Springfield since Monday to meet members of the community.

The district has more than 24,000 students and an operating budget of about $150 million.

Hoeman says academic performance in Colorado Springs has steadily increased during Ridder's time there.

Ridder's contract with District Eleven expires in June.