continued In the end, the board decided to word the job announcement as residency “strongly preferred” especially if the candidate would be moving from a great distance. McElheran said it was typical for districts to allow 12 to 18 months to allow a newly-hired superintendent to move into the district. The BOE previously and agreed to offer up to $7,500 in moving costs to the successful candidate.
With the consultants’ report in-hand and a decision made on a residency requirement, the BOE completed the final step for advertising the job announcement. The announcement had already been made on a few websites, Peris said, but on Wednesday, Dec. 5, the full announcement and applications was posted on the Skaneateles CSD website and on the American Association of School Administrators website. The board will also print 250 copies of a brochure to be mailed to candidates that explains the district, the community, the terms of employment and the preferred candidate profile.
Applications for the position will be accepted by the board until Jan. 19, 2013. An appointment is expected to be made in April, with the new superintendent expected to begin the job in July.
To read the full consultant report or to view the superintendent job brochure, visit the district website at skanschools.org.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached ay firstname.lastname@example.org.