Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Joplin R-8 Board on target to hire superintendent by early November
The search process will begin and end with community involvement. Open forums will be held, likely on August 10 and 11. Early meetings will also be scheduled with stakeholder groups, including faculty, support workers, the business community, and students.
The deadline for input into what the district should be seeking in a superitendent will be August 12.
Ray and Associates, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, firm that is conducting the search, will have the profile for superintendent applicants prepared by August 23, with that information being placed in advertisements.
The deadline for applications will be September 23. Ray and Associates will screen the applications and trim the list to 10 to 12 from September 23 to October 11.
After October 11, the board will meet with the search firm and further reduce the candidates to five or six.
Those candidates will be interviewed the week of October 25. At that point, the number of candidates will likely be cut to two and those candidates will not only interview with the board again, but will also meet with the community.
If the timeline is followed, a new superintendent for the Joplin R-8 School District will be selected the week of November 1.