City Schools board sets criteria for new supt.

By Mandy Mahan

Wabash City Schools Board of Trustees met for a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21 to establish criteria for the new superintendent.

Director of Curriculum and interim superintendent, Emily Tracy led the meeting while other members of the board followed along with the job description draft and gave input on wording and grammar.

A large portion of the session was used to establish the requirements of possible candidates, specifically pertaining to the level of education needed to apply.

Board member Rod Kelsheimer said that he would prefer not to make the education requirements too high in order not to weed out any internal candidates. Board member Bill Konyha pointed out that legally, the job requirements should be even across the board for all candidates, whether internal or external.

By the end of the meeting, some goals were set out in order to continue the process of hiring a new superintendent including defining terms and making them consistent throughout the document, adding retention and recruitment of teachers, share timeline with all on board and request updates from Dr. Michael Adamson of the Indiana School Board Association.

The criteria established at the special meeting will be proofed and finalized by Adamson before being made public for potential candidates.

Once the job listing is posted, it will remain open for 45 days.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02