I must agree with the sentiments expressed in today’s Mercury by Pastor Vernon Ross of Bethel A.M.E. Church. What is the big hurry to hire someone? The same idea behind the President’s Task Force should be applied to the superintendent search. This decision affects over 3,000 children in our community! We need community input!
The three internal candidates are all very qualified people and should be extended every consideration. However, we owe it to ourselves to find the best qualified person to move PSD forward. Should we not exhaust a few resources to do so?
We should open the posting for this position to the outside world! We are limiting ourselves, as usual, by only looking inward. There are people on the outside who have an interest but are unable to apply.
Hiring an interim superintendent seems to be a giant waste of money. We have two Assistant Superintendents already. They should be able to hold the wheel during the selection process. The salaries are almost identical.
I implore the School Board not to make any hasty decisions on hiring the person who will replace Mr. Krem. We need to look further than our own backyard to ensure we select the most qualified individual. I am not saying that person may not already be here. But it is worth taking some extra time (school’s out for the summer) to explore all of our options.