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Board of Education special meeting agenda & recap – July 1, 2010

July 3, 2010

This post replaces the announcement and agenda post for the July 1, 2010 Board of Education Special Meeting.
A brief recap of decisions follows the agenda. It concludes with the media release by the District on the Interim Superintendent selection process.

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
LEWIS-PALMER BOARD OF EDUCATION
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
6:00 pm — Administration Building — The Learning Center

A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
B. CONSIDER/APPROVE REFINANCING OF LEASES
C. APPROVE POSTING TIMELINE AND PROCESS FOR HIRING THE INTERIM
SUPERINTENDENT
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
E. BOARD UPDATE/OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS
F. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approve stipend agreement for acting superintendent
2. Approve BOCES contract for 2010-11
3. Approve items over $25,000
G. ADJOURNMENT



Citizen Recap
Two main items of business were covered:

  1. The Board decided to move ahead to consider refinancing Big Red (plus two other properties) and with taking out a loan to provide working capital in the event the ballot initiatives pass in the fall. They are not committing to the refinancing or loan at this time, only continuing the process to consider these actions. There is a small legal expense associated with this.  Robb Pike, Jeff Ferguson, and Gail Wilson voted in favor, while Mark Pfoff voted against (John Mann was absent).
  2. The Board approved the timeline and process for selecting an interim Superintendent. The position will be posted tomorrow with a deadline for submission of letter of interest and resume by July 9. Two members of the Board along with Advisory Council (principals) will conduct interviews on July 14.


D38 Sets Timeline, Process for Interim Search
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1st, 2010
Contact: Robin Adair, Community Relations Manager (719) 785-4223

MONUMENT, CO – The Lewis-Palmer School District Board of Education plans to name an interim superintendent for the next school year as early as July 15th. At a meeting July 1st, Board members finalized the application and selection process to find a short-term replacement for the former superintendent, who resigned in June.

Lewis-Palmer High School Principal John Borman is now Acting Superintendent to fulfill those duties for several weeks this summer, while the District completes the process of selecting a candidate for the one-year interim position.

All applications are due by noon on July 9th. The screening and interview process will include Board members and administrators and is planned to be completed no later than July 15th.

The timeline is short for an important reason, as Board Vice President Robb Pike explains, “We want to provide stability in the District, and be sure of a smooth opening to the school year, which is just six weeks away. We need to have a person in place very soon whom our staff, parents, and community can look to for the year.” Board members are finalizing details of the screening and interview process, including the key tasks that will be expected of the interim superintendent and the characteristics they’ll be looking for in candidates.

Once an interim superintendent is in place for the 2010-2011 school year, the formal search for a long-term replacement will include an open process with input from parents, staff, and community. That process is expected to last for several months. Pike said, “There will be ample time and opportunity for public involvement in finding our final candidate for future years.”

The job posting, application requirements, and additional information for candidates can be found on the D38 web site at http://lewispalmer.org

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