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School Board To Conduct Superintendent “Screening Interviews” This Wednesday

Sheldon, Iowa — The eighteen original candidates to replace Robin Spears as Sheldon Community Schools Superinendent was trimmed to five during a School Board meeting held last Thursday evening. That list will be pared even further later this week.

The Sheldon School Board is scheduled for a special meeting Wednesday afternoon (February 7th) at 3:00 to take the next step in the process of hiring a new Superintendent. The Board will meet in Closed Session Wednesday afternoon to conduct screening interviews, via video conferences, with the remaining Superintendent candidates. After those interviews, the Board is scheduled to return to Open Session for the remainder of their meeting.

Sometime after Wednesday’s screening interviews, the Board will whittle the list down to two or three finalists, who will then be brought to Sheldon for in-person interviews with the school board, as well as interview groups comprised of students, teachers, parents, and community members, who will then make recommendations to the school board. The board will then decide on the candidate who is thought to be the “best fit” for the school district and the community, and an employment contract will be offered to that individual.

The new Superintendent will replace Superintendent Robin Spears, who is set to retire this summer.

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