The Springfield school board now has a search firm on board to help find the district’s next superintendent… but it may take more than a year until that new hire is on the job.
Officials with School Exec Connect have recommended a thorough search that could stretch through December… and say it is likely that whoever is hired would not be available to start until the summer of 2014.
They say a faster search will dramatically shrink the pool of applicants.
The lengthy search could mean the district will have to hire a second interim superintendent in the coming school year. Current interim Bob Leming is only available through December.