Applications for the position are being accepted by the board following the retirement of current Superintendent Lynn Johnson. Her last day with the school corporation will be December 31st of this year.
N.J.-S.P- School Board President Pat Goin says a few candidates have turned in an application vying for the position.
“I’m hoping by the end of the first week of December – which I believe is like the 4th or the 5th – that we should have an interim,” says Goin.
The Board expressed a desire to see a few more applicants before proceeding with interviews. Those face-to-face meetings between the candidates and the board will start next week. No mention of when a selection will be named.
The chosen candidate is expected to fill the seat until the end of the school year in June. They will be contending with reduced revenue as a result of school funding formula changes at the state level.
Goin says that by using an interim superintendent, it gives the school board some time to consider their options.
“That gives us just enough time so that we as a board can explore some opportunities with the surrounding schools, and sit down as a board and try to figure out the direction with either an interim or a full-time superintendent,” says Goin.
The North Judson – San Pierre School Board has brought up the possibility of meeting with neighboring school corporations to determine where savings can be seen by combining resources.
Those discussions are anticipated to take place over the next several months.