Archive for Tuesday, February 7, 2006

School board interviews new candidate

February 7, 2006

With its first interview in more than a week, the Baldwin Board of Education continued its superintendent search Tuesday night.

It was the first interview since Carol Hansen accepted the superintendent position Jan. 30 and then declined the job Feb. 1.

"We are kind of picking up the loose ends and putting it all back together," School Board President Lonnie Broers said.

Broers said the board chose a candidate to bring in for an interview Tuesday night, but may look at more applicants later.

"He is the only one we have at this time," Broers said. "We hope to have one or two more candidates in the near future. So far, we haven't been able to work out a schedule with them."

Broers also said the school board plans on bringing in the candidates for an all-day meet-and-greet tour, as it did with its first three choices.

"We hope to be able to do the same type of interviews that we did before," Broers said. "That is our plan."

The school board called a special executive session meeting Feb. 1 to discuss where it wanted to head next as it continues it superintendent's search.

Broers said the board didn't make any decisions at the Feb. 1 meeting, just discussed several options.

"We're still in the deciding process," Broers said. "We haven't really made a decision about where we are going at this time. We won't know until we discuss it further."

Broers said there is a possibility the school board will look back at its list of applicants to decide where to head next. He also said they might bring in candidates as they did last week, but he isn't sure what they will do.

"I can't say, because we didn't decide anything," Broers said. "We left things up in the air until we get more information."

On Feb. 1, Broers said none of the original four finalists for the job are being considered by the school board, so it must begin a new search.

The Signal will update this story as more information becomes available.

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