Quincy School Board interviews interim super candidate
8 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough
Board makes no selection; Will interview a second candidate next week and will also hold community input meeting regarding the superintendent position
The Quincy School Board interviewed the first candidate to be the School District's next interim superintendent.
The Board conducted the interview in a closed session which lasted nearly two hours. The Board took no action and will interview a second candidate next Tuesday.
The School District must have an interim superintendent while it searches for a permanent replacement for Lonny Lemon, who left in June to take a job in the Chicago suburbs. The School Board is not expected to find a permanent replacement until next summer.
School Board President Bill Daniels said he's not sure when current Interim Superintendent Bud Martin's last day will be, but it will be soon. He said he believes the District could go "a few days" in between interims.
Interim superintendents can serve a maximum of 100 days and Martin chose to serve only 60 days at $600 per day. The District will have to hire a second interim superintendent to get through the school year as the timeline for a permanent replacement does not call for the hire to be completed until next summer.
And the Quincy Public School District is seeking community input regarding the selection of the next permanent superintendent.
School Exec Connect has set up a confidential on-line survey that can be accessed on the district’s website at www.qps.org by clicking on Survey for Superintendent Search.
The survey only allows one survey per computer.
Community members are also invited to attend a meeting with representatives of the search firm next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Quincy Senior High School cafeteria.