Super Search

The search for a new superintendent of the Warren County School District goes on.

Board President Arthur Stewart said at Monday night’s board meeting that approximately a dozen applicants have applied for the position.

He said the posting will be closing in the next few days with a few more applications likely to trickle in.

To review those applications, Stewart said that a special meeting has been scheduled for May 28 at 6 p.m., prior to committee meetings, to review the applicants with Tom Templeton, assistant executive director of School Board and Management Services with the Pennsylvania School Board Association.

Stewart said the meeting will be in executive session. If the board is satisfied with the pool of candidates that Templeton presents, he said the board will then select a mechanism for selection for interviews.

The board is currently working through the executive search option provided by the PSBA. At a cost of $10,950, the option includes the coordination of a nationwide search as well as on-site PSBA support during the entire interview process. PSBA will also provide support to ensure the selected candidate’s contract complies with state law.

Amy Stewart has been serving in the role of Acting Superintendent since Brandon Hufnagel abruptly resigned the post in February. In the wake of the resignation, it was revealed that Hufnagel spent approximately $6,000 in district funds at a casino two weeks before he stepped down. Hufnagel cited personal family concerns as the reason for his resignation.