Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Additional choices sought for new superintendent

February 23, 2006

At a special meeting Monday night, the Baldwin Board of Education looked at more applications to interview for the superintendent job opening.

The seven members of the school board met for approximately 90 minutes in executive session to discuss where to head next with the superintendent search.

"It's still going," School Board President Lonnie Broers said of the search. "We plan on calling a few more candidates and trying to set up more interviews for later this week and next week."

Broers said the board looked back through its list of applicants for people to interview. He said the difficult part is scheduling the candidates and setting up each visit, since they will be touring the district the same way the first three candidates did in January.

"We are going to try and get them in whenever works best for their schedule," Broers said. "They will be interviewed just like before."

The last candidate the school board interview was Ralph Teran, assistant superintendent of high schools in the Wichita public school district. Teran was interviewed on Feb. 7 and toured the district on Feb. 8.

Broers said Teran is still a possible candidate, but the school board wanted to look at a few more applicants first.

"He is still being considered, but we just want to interview some more people," Broers said. "We want more to base our decision on."

The superintendent position became available when Supt. James White resigned from the post in November. White will officially resign as of July 31.

The school board interviewed three candidates during the week of Jan. 23-26. The job was offered to Carol Hansen, who accepted on Jan. 30. Hansen then called Broers on Feb. 1 to decline the job offer.

The Signal will update this story as more information becomes available on the Web site at www.baldwincity.com.

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