Crothersville superintendent application deadline is Friday


CROTHERSVILLE — Applications are being accepted through 3 p.m. Friday for the position of superintendent of Crothersville Community School Corp.

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, Interim Superintendent Robert Hooker said the corporation had received six applications so far.

The board planned to meet in executive session following the public meeting to make decisions concerning the interview schedule.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to set some interview times later in March or April,” Hooker said.

Usually, he said personnel interviews are done in executive session, and the board members will determine if they want anyone to join them for those interviews or it just be the board.

“Whenever there’s action to be taken, nothing happens in executive session until something is voted on in public,” Hooker said.

Before the new superintendent is hired, Hooker said the terms of their contract must be published in the newspaper, and a hearing on the contract has to be conducted 10 days before the person is hired. That hearing is open to the public so comments can be taken.

A special meeting, also open to the public, can be set by the board and publicized to consider approval of hiring a superintendent.

Hooker said the board can meet at the central administration building, the school or off of school property. Meetings, whether executive or public, just have to be publicized with the date, time and location.

During the recent meeting, Hooker also said surveys had been sent out asking for input from staff, students and community members about the school corporation and the hiring of a new superintendent.

Preferences, needs, wants, likes and dislikes were shared. The questions included what qualities they want the new superintendent to have, what makes them proud of the school corporation and what can be addressed to make the schools better.

As of Monday night, more than 60 surveys had been returned. The board planned to look at those during the executive session.

“I thought that went really well,” Hooker said of the survey response. “Some are very lengthy. There were some interesting comments. It’s a good thing that the board did ask for input from the public, staff and the like.”

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