The search for a new superintendent at Benton Harbor Area Schools is starting. The board of education met Tuesday with Lane Plugge from Ray and Associates, the firm the district has hired to find a new superintendent. Plugge told us the search will involve the input of the board, students, teachers, and the public.
“It a great process to get input from both board members and from the community,” Plugge said. “The most important thing that we want to do is find out what they’re looking for in a superintendent. That help with our recruiting efforts at Ray and Associates.”
Surveys will be going online asking residents what they want in a school leader, and Ray and Associates will work with each trustee to learn their priorities.
“During that time, concurrently running, we’ll be recruiting people, which is very important.”
Plugge says the job will be posted soon so that recruitment can begin. Once the initial candidates are identified, around four or five would be brought in for interviews, a process that would involve the public and students. The board would narrow down its candidates from there. The goal is to have someone hired in December.
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