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Public can help interview candidates for Waynesboro Area School District superintendent

April 10, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The public is invited to submit questions to be used when the Waynesboro Area School Board interviews candidates for the position of district superintendent.

The board announced at its meeting this week that questions can be submitted to the office of Assistant Superintendent Gloria Walker at the district's administration building, 210 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro PA 17268

Submitted questions will be reviewed and possibly revised by the board's legal counsel to ensure that they can be asked during job interviews, Board President Stanley Barkdoll said.

"We're going to want a superintendent who can continue the strong financial position of the district," Barkdoll said, adding that the right person would work with the business administrator to "keep the district's finances on an even keel."

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Barkdoll said the district received "several" applications by the March 31 deadline, but declined to release the number of applicants because, he said, some were not viable candidates. Credentials are being checked to form the actual pool of candidates, according to Barkdoll.

The board on Tuesday will set dates for interviews and decide which candidates will receive invitations for interviews, Barkdoll said.

Also, the board needs to name an interim or acting superintendent at Tuesday's meeting, since the current superintendent, Barry L. Dallara, retires April 18.

"We have to have an acting superintendent in place. ... (Legally), we can't go a day without someone in that position," Barkdoll said.

He described the perfect candidate as someone who is an educator first and foremost.

"They need to provide educational leadership for the district," Barkdoll said.

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