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Kremmling " West Grand School District begins superintendent search

KATIE LOOBY
klooby@grandcountynews.com
Grand County, Colorado

The West Grand Board of Education in Kremmling, Coloradoo, has hired the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to help search for a new superintendent.

This is the same group the board used to find former Superintendent Jeff Perry. Perry resigned Oct. 17 to become superintendent for the Wise County Public Schools in Virginia.

Paul Reese is filling in as interim superintendent.



On Tuesday, Nov. 11, CASB consultant Bob Cito will collect feedback from the board, administrators and staff about the qualities they would like to see in the future candidate.

“Any input they (students) have will not be ignored,” said Larry Banman, Board of Education president.



An open public meeting is also scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Nov. 11 to gather input from the community.

“It’s going to allow people to give their input on what qualifications they would like to see in the superintendent,” Banman said. “And talk about how they envision the future of the school district.”

At the forum people can ask questions and offer suggestions. The data will be used to match superintendent candidates with the job, Banman said.

“Instead of guessing if someone is going to be a good fit this kind of narrows it down,” Banman said.

CASB will use a screening process to help find a candidate who is a good fit for a small town. Cito will then present a list of potential candidates to the school board, and it will choose who they want to invite for interviews at the end of February.

The board’s goal is to hire a new superintendent by July 1.

Reese was a principal and teacher in the district for many years and still lives in the community. He had instant credibility with the staff, Banman said.

“He did such an outstanding job as a principal he was just one of the first people we wanted to ask,” he said. “He’s hit the ground running.”

He said everyone in the school district has assisted in making sure this transition is a smooth process.

“Everybody just stepped up and is doing a great job,” Banman said.

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or klooby@grandcountynews.com.


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