Mendon School Board interviews six superintendent candidates
6 months, 2 weeks ago by Denise Donley
The Mendon Unity School board interviewed six candidates for the future superintendent position, as current superintendent Diane Robertson is retiring.
Robertson has been with the CUSD #4 for 19 years and will be retiring June 30th.
On Saturday, the board concluded interviews with the first round of candidates. The board will now narrow down the list and conduct second interviews with two or three finalists.
According to Unity Mendon School Board Vice President Peggy Duesterhaus said, "The contract term and salary of the future superintendent will not be determined until a candidate is chosen. The candidate's experience will be a factor."
The board hopes to have a replacement to name at the December 19 board meeting.
“We wanted to try and name someone in December so that it gave a good six months worth of transition time. I will be helping that person learn what’s been going on here, what’s happening and what’s in progress so when they walk in on July 1st they’re not walking in cold,” said Robertson.
Robertson added the school’s finances are the largest problem the future superintendent will face.
However, Robertson said there are much more positives to look forward to within the school district.
“It’s the community. The parents, the students, the staff are absolutely wonderful. Everyone does have the students’ education in mind and are willing to take risks and do what’s best for the students,” said Robertson.