School Board Selects Final 4 State Superintendent Candidates

Members of the public listen intently as the Springfield School District holds hearing on the new high school Wednesday night. About 30 people attended the hearing

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The Alabama Department of Education has been without a permanent superintendent since former Superintendent Michael Sentance resigned in September, avoiding an expected vote on whether to fire him after he was in the position just over a year. "Our choices, our preferences will be also included in state school board meetings and decisions like this", Liu said.

While the division has praised teachers for Wise County's third place ranking in the state on Standards of Learning scores, Clark said, colleagues ask how the board is showing its appreciation.

Board members stressed Tuesday night that the two proposals are not competing, despite complaints being heard to the contrary.

"It is not either, or", said District Three's Donnese Kern of raises versus retirement. She has the experience and the heart to lead at the state level, she said.

"We will probably go back to the drawing board", said Jeanette Sampson, the board chairwoman, who became emotional in response to the testimony on behalf of Calvin-Pederson.

Salato talked about what she would bring to Billings Public Schools. She started there as a principal at Mount Vernon Elementary before becoming the district's top finance officer. She officially takes over as Montclair Schools Superintendent on May 1.

Dr. Posley earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and a certificate of Advanced Studies in Administrative Leadership from National Louis University. The other one said it could do the work for a 25 percent commission fee on all collected debt.

While the school board had access to all of the applications Wednesday night, having the most-qualified already picked out and researched by the consultant made it considerably easier for board to get it narrowed down to the finalists, he said, although it had still been hard to do so.

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By this reasoning, if a teacher is 61, but ready to retire, then this move could, in theory, incentivize that teacher, who would also be on the highest end of the district's pay scale, to be able to retire and still receive health benefits from the district until the teacher turns 65. Her mother is a retired South Bay teacher.

"I'm in it for the long haul", Salato said.

After the meeting, Hamm said she is looking forward to implementing the program changes at R.E. Davis and Cherryvale.

One parent, however, took issue with how she said children are being used as pawns by Calvin-Pederson.

Her priorities for the new superintendent include addressing San Ysidro's budget deficit and the state audit. District numbers show that while enrollment has been dropping overall, 88 percent of Sheridan students are students of color this year, up from 81.9 percent in the fall of 2010.

On Monday, the board received information from Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates Architects regarding a feasibility study about options for closures and reconfiguration of its schools.

District Two board member Phillip Bates said the board needs money numbers. He'll be paid $1,000 a day, up to $43,000, and will be reimbursed no more than $12,000 in travel and lodging expenses.

Griffith was hired in 2013 to replace the retiring John Keiter.

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