- Merrill Schools wants the top administrator in Phillips to lead their district.
It offered Phillips superintendent Wally Leipart the same job in Merrill.
Leipart beat out Florence administrator Tom Woznicki for the offer.
The deal isn't done just yet.
Leipart and Merrill still need to work out a finalized contract.
The district has worked under interim superintendent Don Stevens for the past year.
Before Phillips, Leipart was a teacher and principal in Loyal and Colby.
Story By: Ben Meyer