The Board of Education of the Richmond R-XVI School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Jim Finley as Acting Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Finley, who is a widely respected educational leader and has an outstanding track record in public education, will begin his duties as Acting Superintendent on December 2, 2019. Dr. Finley most recently served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Blue Springs School District, where he started teaching and coaching in 1994. Dr. Finley served the Blue Springs School District for 24 years until his retirement in 2018. The Richmond R-XVI School District and community will benefit tremendously from Dr. Finley’s leadership during his time as Acting Superintendent of Schools.