Community members sought to help choose new Peru superintendent

Peru Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott

Peru Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott

PERU — The Peru Central School Board of Education is inviting residents to come forward to aide in the search for a new superintendent.

The board is looking for members of the community that aren’t employees at the school to fill four open seats on the school board’s winter 2012 ad-hoc stakeholder committee.

The committee will be made up of five groups of four members. The groups will consist of four student representatives, four teachers picked by the faculty association, four members selected by the CSEA, four administrative positions, and four community members who are being sought.

The search for superintendent candidates will be facilitated by Craig King, the superintendent’s search consultant, who along with school board members will conduct the first round of interviews for perspective candidates.

The 20 committee members will be responsible for aiding in the second round of interviews for potential PCSD Superintendents. A. Paul Scott, the current interim superintendent, said the members of the stakeholder committee will play an important role in the process.

“It will be an important part of the recruitment process and the board will take a great deal of value from input from the community members and what this board will bring to the table,” Scott said.

The school board has several options regarding selection of non-employee district residents to fill the community seats.

Paul said the PCSD encourages community member’s participation during this process.

Participants will be appointed from a list of those who expressed interest in January 2012.

If more candidates express interest than there are available seats, the participants will be picked at random in a lottery system.

Those interested must be available for an organizational meeting Feb. 15, and must also be available March 27, 28, and 29 for interviewing prospective candidates.

For more information or to submit interest in joining the committee, contact District Clerk Sherri Provost at 643-6002.

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