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Monday, July 27, 2015

Board Coordinator Opening Draws HUGE Applicant Pool

Our Coordinator of Board Affairs position is coming open for the first time in several decades, as the current coordinator Linda West is retiring in September.

The coordinator of Board Affairs assists all five school board members in the performance of their duties, and the job can get hectic and stressful at times.

The position pays well, and therefore there has been significant interest in the opening.  At the close of the advertisement, we had received 119 applications!

Board internal auditor David Bryant is leading the search committee for the school board, and this committee will assist the board with going through the applicants to identify the best candidates for the position.

Of the initial 119, as many as 39 were deemed to be highly qualified thus far and have advanced in the process.

Of this 39, only 10 will be short-listed for interviews with the school board.

Mr. Bryant's committee will reduce the pool from 39 to 10 over the course of the next several weeks.

The "open to the public" interviews of the final 10 candidates by the full school board will take place in the third week in August.

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