Press Release: District Announces New Superintendent


Photo courtesy of Westside Community Schools

Mike Lucas, former superintendent of York Public Schools, has since been welcomed into the Westside community with his role as the new superintendent.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Westside Community Schools: January 21, 2019

Westside Community Schools Board selects Dr. Mike Lucas as next Superintendent

The Westside Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to select Dr. Mike Lucas as the next Superintendent of the district. Dr. Lucas is currently the Superintendent of York Public Schools in York, Nebraska.

Dr. Lucas completed interviews last week with the Board and groups throughout Westside including parents, staff members and students. His career achievements include the Nebraska FFA Cornerstone Leadership Award and the Dale and Tom Hayes Award for outstanding educational leadership. Dr. Lucas noted that his priorities at Westside would include building on its long heritage of academic and instructional excellence, renewed focus on the annual budget and strengthening relationships with state leaders, and immersing himself in Westside’s culture and legacy.

Dr. Lucas will begin work at Westside in July when current Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann retires at the conclusion of this school year.

For more information on the Superintendent Search process, please visit the Westside Community Schools website:

For additional questions and interview requests, please contact Director of Communications & Engagement Brandi Paul at [email protected].