Dr. Thake Announced as Superintendent of WBSD#7

Dr. Thake Announced as Superintendent of WBSD#7
Posted on 01/22/2021

January 22, 2021

DR. JEFF THAKE SELECTED AS SUPERINTENDENT OF WILLISTON BASIN SCHOOL DISTRICT #007

On the afternoon of January 21, 2021, Dr. Jeffrey Thake accepted the Superintendent position for Williston Basin School District #007. Dr. Thake is the current Williston Public School District #1 Superintendent and has played a vital role in the reorganization process from the beginning stages to now.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead WBSD #7 into the future. This is a tremendous opportunity to expand on the personalization of public education through school and community partnerships as we continue to push the envelope towards innovation in public education,” stated Dr. Thake.

On December 8, 2020, voters in both districts approved the Reorganization Plan to become a unified school district. The current Williams County School District #8 and Williston Public School District #1 will officially transition to Williston Basin School District #007 on July 1, 2021.

"I am pleased that Dr. Thake has agreed to accept the position of Superintendent at Williston Basin School District #007.  The entire school board looks forward to working with Dr. Thake to make this transition as smooth as possible for all stakeholders involved.  The foundation has been laid to bring educational excellence to the Williston community.  These are exciting times for our community, and I am thrilled that Dr. Thake will be continuing his work for the students of our district," stated Chris Jundt, Williston Basin School District #007 School Board President.

The Williston Basin School District #007 School Board will be hosting a Public Hearing to share updates on proposed curriculum, course offerings, and staff positions. The Public Hearing is on February 1st at 5:30 PM at the Williston ARC.

For upcoming news regarding Williston Basin School District #007, please visit the websites below:

Williams County School District #8

Williston Public School District #1