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Tonganoxie school board interviewing interim superintendent candidates; former Lawrence superintendent on list

June 17, 2011

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— The Tonganoxie school board is finishing up candidate interviews today as members continue their search for an interim superintendent for USD 464.

Board members met Thursday and again today to interview candidates. The board is interviewing one candidate per special meeting. The first candidate was Larry Schmidt, a retired superintendent who most recently served as superintendent in Abilene from 2007-10. Thursday's second candidate was Jim Karleskint, who retired as a superintendent in 2010 from Holton. Friday morning, board members interviewed Lee Jones, superintendent and high school principal for the Colony-Crest school district. And Friday afternoon, the board will interview Randy Weseman, who retired as superintendent of the Lawrence school district in 2009.

Each meeting starts with the calling of the meeting to order and approval of the agenda in the first five minutes. The board then schedules to meet in executive session for 1 hour, 55 minutes to discuss personnel.

Board members said Thursday it's possible a decision would be made Friday on hiring an interim superintendent.

All meetings are taking place at the Tonganoxie High School library, which is on the school's west campus.

Superintendent Kyle Hayden announced this past Thursday that he was resigning to take an administrative position with the Lawrence school district. His contract ends June 30.

Comments

Richard Heckler 2 years, 10 months ago

Who brought USD 497 the $20 million PLAY athletic project without allowing the voters to participate?

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Cindy Yulich 2 years, 10 months ago

Randy Weseman would be an excellent choice.

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xclusive85 2 years, 10 months ago

I don't know the other candidates, but I do know that the Tongie school district has a can't miss candidate in Larry Schmidt.

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Floyd Craig 2 years, 10 months ago

why did weissman retire here just to get another job did he uh u know what n was askd to leave ???/

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cheeseburger 2 years, 10 months ago

'And Friday afternoon, the board will interview Randy Weseman, who retired retired as superintendent of the Lawrence school district in 2009'.

'Friday morning, board members interviewed Lee Jones, superintendent/high school principal at in the Colony-Crest school district.'

I see the editors are once again blogging or whatever it is they do instead of their job of editing. And Dolph pays you why? Post the job Dolph - surely someone qualified as an editor needs a job and would appreciate it and do it well.

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