Troy Piper has been named superintendent of Otis-Bison USD 403.

He will replace superintendent Milt Dougherty.

The vote to hire Piper, taken at a special meeting Monday morning, was 5-0. Board members Verla King and Ted Bannister were absent.

Piper previously served as superintendent and K-12 principal for Attica USD 511.

USD 403 board of education president Bernard Juno said Piper was one of eight or nine candidates for the half-time position.

The school district has approximately 180 students on site in grades pre-K through 12, according to district information. The elementary and junior-senior high school are in Otis.