Meet the Superintendent finalists-updated

An interesting find from Speed Gibson, who noted a change in the 281 website timeline for hiring Mack’s replacement:

Candidates for the position will be evaluated by the school board in the next few weeks and the board will conduct first round interviews March 31 and April 1. If the board selects one of the finalists after the last interview, it would make an offer immediately and announce its decision as soon as the candidate accepts.

First round interviews are scheduled for March 31 and April 1, a process that was to winnow the field to 3 finalists. We the public were to be able to meet and greet them April 6-8 as part of their second interview. The Board would then have the rest of April to make its decision, make the offer, negotiate the contract, and announce the acceptance. The new Superintendent would then take charge on July 1, 2009 when the retiring Stan Mack retires.

UPDATE: We received this update today from RSD:

Robbinsdale board to interview four superintendent candidates

New Hope, Minn. (March 31, 2009) – The Robbinsdale Area School Board will interview four candidates for superintendent on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. The candidates are Paul Durand, Superintendent of Winona Area Public Schools; Julia Espe, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for St. Cloud Area School District 742; Aldo Sicoli, Assistant Superintendent of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191; and Colton Jenkins, Executive Director of Secondary Schools for the School District of Beloit (Wis.). No internal candidates applied for the position.

The board will interview candidates as follows:
March 31, 5 p.m. – Paul Durand
March 31, 6:30 p.m. – Julia Espe
March 31, 8 p.m. – Aldo Sicoli
April 1, 5 p.m. – Colton Jenkins (sic – his name is spelled Carlton. Typo courtesy of RSD)

These interviews are open to the public, though no public comment is allowed.

Members of the community are invited to meet finalists for the superintendent position in Robbinsdale Area Schools from 5 – 6 p.m. on April 7-9 at the Education Service Center boardroom, 4148 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope. The tentative schedule calls for as many as three finalists to each spend a day in the school district touring the district, meeting with staff members and the community and interviewing with the school board for a second time. The final schedule will be posted to the district web site on April 2.

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One Response to “Meet the Superintendent finalists-updated”

  1. 281parent Says:

    We should apologize to Mr. Jenkins…..I believe his name is Carlton, NOT Colton. What a fabulous first impression we make!

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