The Springfield school board now has a rough timeline for the selection of its new superintendent.
Right now, a search firm is collecting applications and matching them against the input from the community about what it wants in its next superintendent.
By early November, that field should be narrowed to five to seven candidates.
The finalists will be brought in for interviews during the first week of December… with a round of second interviews the following week.
The board will then make its choice and conduct a final vote on December 16th.
The new superintendent could start as early as January… or may not officially begin the job until next summer.