The Macomb Board of Education is conducting an on-line survey to gather community input on the desired qualities for the next superintendent.Board President Robert Shouse said hard copies of the survey are also available. They can be obtained at all of the district's buildings.
The Keokuk School Board voted unanimously, Thursday night, to offer its superintendent job to Tim Hood.
Hood served as superintendent of the Creston Community School District for about 13 years. Creston is about 200 miles west of Keokuk.
He also served as superintendent at the Earlham Community School District (Iowa).
Keokuk School Board President Tyler McGhghy says Hood is a perfect fit for the district. He mentioned his work ethic, his devotion to technology and his handling of open enrollment.
The Keokuk School Board could announce the district’s new superintendent as early as Thursday night during a special board meeting.
The panel met behind closed doors for about one hour Tuesday night.
President Tyler McGhghy says the board used the meeting to talk about the details of a potential contract with the firm helping the district, Cedar Rapids-based Ray & Associates.
He says at this point, the maximum starting salary in a potential deal is $155,000.
McGhghy says the meeting was also used to discuss the six interviews conducted over the weekend.
The Keokuk School Board could hire a new superintendent as early as this weekend.
The panel will interview six candidates during special meetings on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
The school district will not identify the finalists. The meetings will also be off-limits to the public per agreements between the candidates and the firm handling the search process.
The district received more than 40 applications.