From Lincoln County Interim Superintendent Tom Rinearson:
Just taking a moment to update our community on the search for a new superintendent. On Friday, January 19, the posting to apply for the Lincoln County Superintendent closed. We are happy to report that we have received a good number of qualified applications. Both from out-of-state and in-state candidates. Both experienced and first-time superintendent applicants. Our next step is to host a training session for our board by trying out our prepared interview questions on two of my friends who are seasoned superintendents. We will have a debrief session after this training and then move into selecting candidates to interview. The screening committee will have a refresher on topics of confidentiality and the entire candidate screening process. It is an exciting time and we still hope the board will conduct initial interviews February 12-15.
The Lincoln County School District Board of Directors has scheduled work and executive session meetings beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in Room W19 at Newport High School. The work session will include orientation and training for superintendent search screening committee members about the screening process and confidentiality, followed by an executive session. The agenda for the executive session will include a brief review of superintendent applications the evening of January 23. Board members will conduct mock interviews. Screening committee and Board members will review the applications in more depth over the course of January 24, 25 and 26; the executive session will remain open during these days.