The Monroe City School District recently announced Tony DeGrave as their new School Superintendent. DeGrave is a Monroe City graduate and previously spent ten years serving as a special ed teacher in the district. DeGrave says he is excited to return to Monroe City.

DeGrave had served in Marion County as both a Principal and Superintendent in the district. Following a two year stint as Marion County Superintendent he spent the current school year as Van-Far’s Superintendent. He will take over a Monroe City School District currently overseeing a large building project which features the construction of a new agricultural building and elementary school. Degrave says he is ready to tackle the challenges of his new job.

Funds for the building project come from the bond issue approved last month by district voters. DeGrave takes over for Dr. Tracy Bottoms, who will begin serving as Montgomery County Superintendent in the 2020-21 school year.