Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Alisal to discuss hiring search firm for new superintendent

Trustees with the Alisal Union School District will hold a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss how to move forward in the search for a new superintendent.

As you probably recall, John Ramirez said he would leave the district at the end of the school year -- now only four months away -- but the board did not start in earnest seeking for a replacement until a new board was installed.

On Wednesday, trustees will meet in closed session to "consider individuals for the position of superintendent" according to its agenda. When asked if the board intended to interview candidates for the position, Board President Noemi Armenta said that was not the case.

"It's a place holder in case we want to discuss potential candidate within the district," Armenta said. "We want to make sure we discuss every potential candidate. We want to be transparent." *

Asked if trustees were considering asking Ramirez to stay, Armenta said that was not her decision to make.

"We make decisions together," she said.

The board will also hear presentations from Leadership Associates of La Quinta, Calif., and McPherson and Jefferson LLC from Omaha, Nebraska, the only two firms that responded to the district's request for proposals issued in January. The board authorized to spend no more than $28,200 in the consulting firm.

*An earlier version of this blog had a different quote from Armenta.  She called me back about 20 minutes after our first conversation to modify her comments.

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