New superintendent named for Muskegon Public Schools

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 17:26:45-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Muskegon Public Schools have a new superintendent.

The Muskegon Board of Education voted Monday night to offer the position to Matthew Cortez, who has been the superintendent of Essexville-Hampton Public Schools in Bay City for the last five years.

A district Facebook post said that under his leadership, student achievement and growth scores improved, the budget was stabilized and enrollment improved.

The post said he and his family discovered Muskegon while on vacation and fell in love with the area.