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With Heidelberg closure, DoDDS-Europe will reduce number of districts to four

For Immediate Release — March 7, 2013 | Europe
: DoDEA Europe Public Affairs | DSN: 338-7612

WIESBADEN, GERMANY — March 7, 2013 — With the scheduled closure of the military installations in Heidelberg, the Office of the District Superintendent located at Patrick Henry Village and all three schools in Heidelberg will close at the end of June 2013.

Responsibility for the management of the eight Wiesbaden and Stuttgart schools, which have operated under the authority of the Superintendent, Heidelberg District, will be transferred to the Superintendents of the Kaiserslautern and Bavaria Districts.

The four Wiesbaden schools—Aukamm and Hainerberg Elementary Schools, Wiesbaden Middle School and General H.H. Arnold High School will report to the Kaiserslautern District Superintendent, Dr. Dell McMullen.

The four Stuttgart schools—Boeblingen and Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle Schools, Patch Elementary School and Patch High Schools will transfer to the Bavaria District, led by Dr. Elizabeth Dunham.

During school year 1994-1995, DoDDS-Europe operated 155 schools in nine countries. At the end of the current school there will be 76 school on the rolls.

"Dr. McMullen and Dr. Dunham are both seasoned educational leaders," said Dr. Nancy Bresell, DoDDS-Europe director."I am confident that they will continue the excellent support to the schools and communities provided by Steven Sanchez, Heidelberg District superintendent."

"Much of the preparation for this restructure has been accomplished and I am confident that this transition of oversight authority will be seamless to our communities and schools," Bresell added."Many thanks to our staffs, who have gone great lengths to provide the best educational opportunities to our students as we begin the first steps in this major transformation."

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