Interviews for Waynesboro district superintendent to begin this week

February 25, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Area School Board will start interviewing candidates this week for the district superintendent position.

In mid-December 2011, the school board decided not to renew the contracts of its superintendent and assistant superintendent as of June 30.

It has been advertising for a new superintendent; the deadline to apply is Tuesday.

“I think the plan is to have the new superintendent have a lot of say into who the assistant superintendent will be,” board President Ed Wilson said.

School board members received a packet with about seven applicants’ resumes last week, Wilson said. Most likely, all of them will be interviewed, he said.

“What I’ve seen so far (on resumes) looks pretty good,” Wilson said.

Candidates who clear an initial interview will be invited back for a second one, and they probably will be asked whether they are interested in the assistant superintendent position if not offered the superintendent one, Wilson said.

Potential salaries have not yet been discussed, he said.

Superintendent James Robertson and Assistant Superintendent Evan Williams both were hired in the 2008-09 fiscal year. They are being paid $129,288 per year and $105,444 per year, respectively.

Wilson said the selection of a new superintendent could take a few months.

“It’s pretty time-consuming to get someone hired,” he said.

In saying it wanted to “consider all options,” the school board voted Dec. 13 to not renew Robertson’s and Williams’ contracts. Board members said the two men were welcome to reapply for their jobs.

Wilson said he did not want to say whether either had reapplied to avoid identifying candidates.

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