Archive for Thursday, March 2, 2006

Superintendent search goes to another level

March 2, 2006

As the search for the new superintendent of the Baldwin School District continues, the Baldwin Board of Education has begun its second set of daily interviews.

Beginning Wednesday, the school board brought in its first of three applicants to be interviewed this week. The other two will take place today and Friday.

School Board President Lonnie Broers said the board might interview another candidate Tuesday.

"We've got interviews scheduled for this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday," Broers said Monday. "We may have another one next Tuesday. That's about all there is going on for now."

Each candidate will go through the same process the first three applicants went through in January.

Each will meet with district personnel in the morning, before touring each of the six buildings in the afternoon. There will once again be a reception for all district staff from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the District Office.

Then the school board will interview and have dinner with the candidate in the evening.

Broers said the board hopes to have a decision made about its choice sometime in the middle or late part of next week.

The superintendent position became available when Supt. James White announced his retirement from the post in November. White will officially retire as of July 31.

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

Since then, the school board interviewed 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.

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

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