The Alachua County School Board began the task Tuesday to find a fresh superintendent.
The board voted unanimously to?cash Florida School Boards Association, Inc. $25,000 for its help conducting looking, based on the contract licensed by the School Board.
FSBA, a non-profit organization representing elected school boards, dealt with the county to pick out previous Superintendent Owen Roberts, who resigned in June amid accusations of plagiarism.
School Board member Eileen Roy said the girl with optimistic determining a brand new superintendent bring an individual who can serve an extended and fruitful tenure.
“I’d like someone that is usually an academic leader to do this area,” Roy said. “Someone having the managerial experience and skills to operate an area in this size, and one who is trustworthy and forthright and in a position to speak with board members.”
Interim Superintendent Sandy Hollinger, an old Alachua County deputy superintendent, was appointed in June after Roberts’ resignation. Hollinger’s?contract is only for just one year, ending during the summer of 2017. Alachua County Public Schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson said hello could be extended and maintain job security, just to make sure.
Roy said the board’s goal deadline for selecting a completely new superintendent is late spring.
“The ideal time to get started, I believe, is with the summer when schools are closed,” Roy said. “There’s longer to acquaint someone while using school district and ways in which holidays been done, and [to see] what kind of future they would like to set for the district.”
Roy said she admires Hollinger for her understanding of both district while stating governments.
“One thing that’s important, I do think, will be to have somebody who will be experienced with Florida,” Roy said. “We have laws available and policy in Florida that will be quite different from another state. Someone has got to come in must challenges that we face inside Florida.”
School Board member Gunnar Paulson said he wants a superintendent with experience as a possible administrator or perhaps a schoolteacher. He said a principal might be a preferable choice.
“One thing I would like of course is a person who shows some empathy for our own employees,” Paulson said.
Recent tribulations often made work unpleasant for a lot of school board employees, Paulson said. Quite a few situations contributed to this, along with the hiring of a disrespectful consultant.
“We enjoyed a small morale the past couple years,” Paulson said. “We don’t wish to identify that sort of thing happen again- When you are happy, a person does a better job. If you are not happy, it’s hard to be effective on the fullest of this potential.”
Paulson said his trust of FSBA to decide on the ideal administrator derives from his example of the non-profit.
“We participate in the FSBA,” Paulson said. “We are aware of it really well. Could we’re gonna acquire a? good service.”
Andrea Messina, FSBA’s executive director, said the organization and also the Alachua County School Board have not yet discovered the small print techniques looking will probably be conducted. The board as well as organization will see October 31 in the workshop to stipulate the details of their effort.
“We make each superintendent search unique on the district in order to satisfy the needs of their community,” Messina said. “My goals is to far exceed the goals the Alachua County School Board establishes.”