Board to meet on Super search

The Warren County School District board of directors will hold a special meeting on March 25 at 6 p.m. to continue the search for a new superintendent.

Committee meetings will be held after the special meeting, which is expected to be at least an hour in length.

Board Secretary Ruth Huck said Tom Templeton with the Pennsylvania School Board Association will be in attendance with paperwork to be signed, to address the board and ask for input as the search commences.

At a special meeting held on Feb. 25, the school board unanimously approved a $10,950 “executive search” package of services from PSBA to aid in the search for the next schools chief.

That option will utilize PSBA advertisement services to recruit a qualified list of candidates, help the board select candidates for interview and then work with the board through the entire interview process.

The search package selected will bring PSBA assistance on board in the development of goals which must now, according to state law, be included in the superintendent’s contract.

Board President Arthur Stewart then proposed on Monday that the board review the goals that it set in conjunction with administration at a session held last year.

“These are our goals. These are board goals,” board member John Grant said. “I don’t think we can combine our goals with what a superintendent is going to do.” He explained that the superintendent’s role will be to “facilitate our goal acquisition. They are going to have to review our goals. That person will have to delineate their own timeline for our goals.”

The goals in their entirety will be given to Templeton and may serve as a starting point for the development of contractual goals.

Former Superintendent Brandon Hufnagel resigned effective immediately on Feb. 4. He cited family issues as the reason for the resignation.