BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Area Schools board may appoint an acting superintendent Tuesday, Sept. 10, to fill the void as current Superintendent Tim Lutz continues to recover from various ATV-related injuries.

Jordan Hickman, human resources director for the district, said there is various documentation that requires the signature of a superintendent. Since it’s not certain when Lutz will return to the office, the board needs to appoint someone to the position.

“Administratively, we continue to operate as a team, and we’ll continue to do that until Tim’s return,” Hickman said.

Hickman clarified that if Lutz is cleared to return to work before the meeting on Tuesday, there won’t be any need to appoint an acting superintendent.

The board will have the option to appoint either Colleen Cardenuto, director of curriculum and administrative services, or Lexi Wilde, director of special education. Both are licensed to be a superintendent.

Lutz suffered multiple fractured ribs, a fractured ankle, as well as a concussion during a four wheeler accident in late August, he said.