Board keeps options open in superintendent search

The North Iowa School Board will consider both fulltime and sharing options as it searches for a new superintendent for the district. Current superintendent Cory Myer submitted his resignation to the school board on February 20.

As the board discussed hiring a replacement on February 20, members showed their preference for hiring another independent, full-time superintendent like Myer. The board agreed to solicit bids from search firms who can find candidates and help the board through the process. Those bids were due on Monday, Feb. 26, and the board met again that day to discuss them. The district received bids from four firms, ranging in cost from $5,500 to $10,498, with various options.

At last Monday’s meeting, board member Rande Giesking asked whether they would be able to find experienced candidates through a search firm.

Multiple nearby school districts have expressed interest in sharing their superintendents with North Iowa, and Giesking suggested that the board explore both the full-time and sharing options at the same time.

Board President Matt Duve said they could definitely look into what a sharing agreement would look like and get some numbers put together.

Read the full story in the March 7 edition.