School board holds off on hiring firm to find superintendent
The Clark County School Board voted unanimously on Thursday night to hold off on voting to approve a contract for a firm to find a new superintendent. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County School Board voted unanimously on Thursday night to hold off on voting to approve a contract for a firm to find a new superintendent.
School board members said they want more time to review information in the proposed deal and get that information out to the public. Trustees also requested some changes to the proposed contract regarding fees.
The board is considering a contract with the Nebraska firm McPherson & Jacobson, who handled the search for out-going superintendent Dwight Jones.
The primary cost to conduct the search through the firm would include a flat fee of $42,500 plus an estimated $7,700 in additional expenses, including travel, according to numbers released Thursday night.
Board members also discussed a potential schedule for the hiring process. They hope to hold community meetings in April and May before posting the position by June. Applications will be accepted in July. The board then hopes to go through interviews in the early fall and find a new superintendent by sometime between October and December.
The nationwide search for Jones lasted six months with a price tag of about $60,000, said board president Carolyn Edwards.