The Greater Clark County Schools superintendent search committee has narrowed the field to three candidates and a second of interviews began Wednesday.
Five candidates were considered last week to replace outgoing superintendent Stephen Daeschner, who is one of the highest-paid superintendents in Indiana. During his time with Greater Clark, student achievement improved, but the school board chose not to renew his contract and to cut the office's salary.
Board president Christina Gilkey said the finalists come from all over the state, and the search committee is pleased with its options.
“If this gives you any indication: one board member on the way out of the last interview for the first round said I don’t see how we can go wrong with any of these folks. And for our board that’s a pretty strong statement,” she said.
Daeschner’s contract includes a salary of $220,000 but the new superintendent will likely make between $160,000 to $180,000 and will be expected to continue the district's successes.
“We’re asking them to put together a 10 to 15 minute presentation on how they would continue to propel our district forward academically,” said Gilkey.
The three candidates will likely participate in a public hearing later this month and the new superintendent will be announced shortly afterward, she said.