Skaneateles BOE to interview candidate for superintendent before regular search

Board appoints search consultant

District seeks volunteers for superintendent search

The school district is seeking volunteers for stakeholder groups who will help to evaluate candidates for superintendent, starting with the one candidate the board has already decided to bring in early.

Twenty parents and 15 other members of the community are sought to be a part of the “stakeholder groups.”

Anyone interested must send an email to boepresident@skan... by April 21.

Interview timeline

April 24 — Administrator and teacher/staff committee training

April 28 — Community and parent committee training

April 29 — Administrator and teacher/staff interviews

April 30 — Community and parent committee interviews

May 5 — Community forum introducing the candidate (if necessary)

The Skaneateles Board of Education is back on the path toward finding a new superintendent for the district.

The board voted to appoint Bill Speck as search consultant for the superintendent hire, Tuesday. The board also agreed to interview a particular candidate early at Speck’s recommendation.

Speck is the district superintendent of the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES and lending his expertise on school administrations to districts looking to hire a superintendent is part of his job, Board President Kathryn Carlson said.

Speck’s services will be free to the district, though the resolution to appoint him did include the possibility that he be reimbursed for expenses.

He has already provided the district with one candidate (whose name has not yet been released), who board members agreed to interview ahead of a more traditional search process.

“Mr. Speck has asked us to challenge that normal process a bit. He has informed us that shortly after his interview with us he was approached by someone who was very interested in the Skaneateles School District. He believes that this person will be an excellent match for our district. The problem is that this person is currently interviewing with other schools that are further along with their search process,” Carlson said.

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