Dan Decker, of Aurora, has been named the new superintendent of schools for the Neosho R-5 School District.

Dan Decker, of Aurora, has been named the new superintendent of schools for the Neosho R-5 School District.

Decker, who is currently in his fourth year as superintendent at the Aurora R-8 School District, was selected by the board of education in a 6-0 vote during a closed session meeting on Monday, Dec. 3.

He will begin his duties with the district on July 1, 2013.

"We have spoken with his colleagues, co-workers, subordinates and patrons and the first thing that is readily apparent about Dan in their opinions is that he is a man of integrity," the school board said in a statement.

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