East Grand Schools has begun the search for a new superintendent to replace Nancy Karas, and has hired the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process.
The process will begin Oct. 16, 2012 with focus group meetings of staff and community members who will help the district develop a leadership profile for the new superintendent. The board is expected to name the new superintendent Feb. 5, 2013.
"The Board of Education feels that with CASB's guidance, we will be able to make the best possible match for our school district's next leader," said Tom Sifers, board president.
CASB services include: a priority-setting session with the board; focus groups with staff and community; developing and distributing a brochure and advertising for the position that reflects the board's, staff's, and community's values; management of all application files; applicant recruitment; assisting the board with screening and interview processes; conducting background checks; notification of unsuccessful candidates; and assistance with a first-year performance plan.
The cost of the search service for East Grand School District will not exceed $11,000.
CASB provides leadership, advocacy, training, and services for Colorado Boards of Education.