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Interim Green Bay school district superintendent recovering from heart attack

A district spokesperson tells NBC 26 Vicki Bayer was feeling ill during a board work session Monday night
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Posted at 11:07 PM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 18:10:46-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Green Bay Area Public School District Interim Superintendent Vicki Bayer was hospitalized Monday night.

A district spokesperson tells NBC 26 that during Monday night's board work session meeting, Bayer was feeling ill and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Bayer is under medical care at this time, according to the district.

On Tuesday afternoon, the district spokesperson said Bayer had a heart attack and is recovering under the care of her doctors.

The spokesperson said Interim Deputy Superintendent Judy Wiegand, along with District administration, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the District.

According to the District, Wiegand was previously the executive director of secondary schools in Green Bay since 2018.

Before joining GBAPS, Wiegand was the superintendent for Champaign Unit 4 School District in Champaign, Ill, according to the District.

"The District will not be providing any further statements on this matter or interviews, and asks to respect Ms. Bayer’s privacy," said Lori Blakeslee, the school district's Director of Communications and Public Relations.

Bayer stepped into the interim superintendent job in April following the retirement of former Superintendent Stephen Murley. Murley stepped down due to personal health reasons. Murley said he was diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Murley took a job with the University of Iowa College of Education in May.