The North Newton School Corporation in Indiana has announced the death of Superintendent Destin Haas. The North Newton Spartan Family issued a press release (Monday) stating, “it’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Superintendent Destin Hass.”
The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office said Haas was found unresponsive inside his garage in Benton County. He was taken to a Tippecanoe County hospital.
An autopsy was scheduled.
Haas joined North Newton School Corporation in 2013 and was responsible for the implementation of many advances in the school corporation. The Corporation stated, “Mr. Haas was an extraordinary advocate for staff and students and dedicated his life to the service and well-being of all children. The North Newton Spartan Family extends our heartfelt condolences to the Haas family during this time of loss of an exceptional man."
Haas was the former superintendent of Benton Community Schools. He took over at North Newton in 2013. He lived in Fowler and leaves behind a wife and four children.