Archive for Thursday, February 16, 2006

Board heats up superintendent search again

February 16, 2006

For the second time in three weeks, the Baldwin Board of Education will be on a mission to find out more information on its latest candidate for the superintendent job opening.

The school board plans on traveling to the district of Ralph Teran, assistant superintendent of high schools in the Wichita public school district, to do more interviews.

"We plan on doing a site interview with the last candidate that we interviewed," School Board President Lonnie Broers said. "We will see how that goes, because we don't know right now."

Broers said the school board members are planning on traveling to Wichita Monday, because Teran is out of town this week.

School Board Member Ruth Barkley said the district's search is going well so far.

"We are pursuing several avenues and are very excited about it," Barkley said.

The board has also scheduled yet another special meeting at 7:30 tonight to discuss the superintendent search. It is unknown if the session is to interview a possible other candidate. The special meeting was announced via e-mail Tuesday afternoon.

Teran came to Baldwin Feb. 7 for an interview with the school board about the superintendent position. He received notice of the opening from Bill Majors, Kansas Association of School Boards director of education services, on Feb. 3.

Teran was not one of the original 35 applicants that the school board chose from. The school board chose four finalists from that group to interview during the week of Jan. 23-26. Then they offered the job to Carol Hansen, superintendent of Central Community School District.

Hansen accepted the job on Jan. 30, then declined the position on Feb. 1.

The school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in executive session to discuss the superintendent search and other personnel matters.

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