Board members beginning search process for new superintendent
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
School board members have been quick to start the process of finding a new superintendent.
At a special meeting Monday night, board members met with Sharon Endorf and Sherry Becker of the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB)’s search service.
Board President Jeff Olsen said Monday’s meeting helped outline the process and timelines for the search.
An open forum was scheduled for Dec. 11 when district patrons and staff members can meet with board members and express their thoughts on the qualities and leadership style they’d like to see in a superintendent, Olsen said. The board will also hold a special meeting that evening.
Olsen said the school will start advertising the position soon, and hope to have applications in place by early in January with interviews starting later that month.
He said the board, ideally, would like to interview four finalists for the position over two days.
“The number we interview will depend on our pool of applicants,” he said.
The NASB search service “vets” applicants for the board, and provides background checks, employment history and checks references. It will then present candidate summaries for the board to review.
Supt. Brad Schoeppey, who will complete his third year at Chase County Schools this school year, submitted his resignation at the Oct. 14 school board meeting, effective in June 2015.