Shane Schuricht, the principal of Shelbyville High School, was offered the position as Superintendent of Shelbyville schools after current Superintendent Denise Bence retires in June.

The position was offered to Schuricht at a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the District Office.

He has been in the education game for 24 years, and has been the principal of Shelbyville High School for three years.

Prior to being an administrator in Shelbyville, Schuricht was formerly at Mt. Olive and then Clifton Central School District.

At the meeting, Bence said the board does not have the contract yet. Most of it has been settled, but "the language" is not ready for a set contract.

"The plan will be to do that and put that on our agenda for our regular February meeting," she said.

Schuricht said he is fit for the job based on his experience as an educator and decided it was an opportunity to pursue.

"I am thankful for the opportunity -- honored," he said. "I look forward to working with the board, administrators, teachers, all school personnel, parents, community members and students to continue to make this a great place to educate children."

Kennedy Nolen can be reached at or 217-774-2161 etc. 1.

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