Staff memo about high-school supe candidate withdrawing application

A pal sent me the email that was sent out to the NUHS district staff about David Linzey withdrawing from the Superintendent search. It is here:

Good Day Everyone,

As you may be aware Mr. Linzey was selected as our top candidate in the Superintendent search. We would like you to know that Mr. Linzey has since withdrawn his application. The decision was based on an unsuccessful negotiation of terms in the contract.

We will continue the process in looking for our next Superintendent to after the first of the year. Our new target date to fill the Superintendent position is July 01, 2011. This will allow time for the two new Board members, Wayne Klauer and Richard Baker, an opportunity to get up to speed and be involved in the process. In the meantime, we will be interviewing and then hiring an interim Superintendent to help manage the District.

Thank you for your continued patience,

Mark Heauser and the Governing Board

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3 thoughts on “Staff memo about high-school supe candidate withdrawing application”

    1. Perhaps, Douglas. Do you suppose, like me, he found the comments of retired educators to be the particularly freakish?

  1. I find it hard to believe that there is not one qualified person in the local community that would want to take this job. I fear that most of the people who apply for this job only do so for leverage. All you have to do as a potential applicant is stay local for a few days and you can clearly see that this is a unique community(In both a good and bad sense). With that being said I think it is going to take a unique person to lead the district.

    I also question the decision to pay Long and Associates for basically nothing in return. Yes I understand they have no hand in the contractual process, but I would think if this is what they would do they would be able to bring a person in who is the right fit for the district? Am I missing something?

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