PCSSD - Board Meeting Minutes: January 8, 2018

Board Meeting Minutes: January 8, 2018

Board of Education Meeting Minutes Monday, January 8, 2018 6 p.m.


In Attendance: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

Absent: (None)

  1. Call to Order

    Dr. Remele called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Roll Call

  3. Waiver Hearing

    1. Vote to grant employee waiver

      • Motion by Mike Kemp
      • Seconded by Alicia Gillen
      • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
      • Opposed: (None)
  4. Action Items - New Business

    1. Presentation by Ray & Associates, Superintendent Search Consultants
      Mr. Bill Newman, national executive director for Ray and Associates, presented the Board with a suggested process and timeline for the Superintendent Search.
       
      The first topic of discussion was public input regarding the Superintendent search process. The Board agreed they would like to have input from high school students, administrators, teachers, parents, and community members. Ray and Associates will meet with these focus groups on January 29th and January 30th. Dr. Remele will coordinate with Deb Roush for specific times and venues for the meetings.
      Deb Roush will be the District contact person for developing and printing the promotional flyer/job description and application materials. Mr. Newwman also presented the Board a copy of the suggested online application. The Board agreed to finalize the Superintendent profile for the promotional flyer/job description and online application at the February 12th Board Meeting.
       
      Mr. Newman stated that in a typical Superintendent search the firm will receive approximately 70 applications. The applicants will be screened by their firm to identify the 9-12 who they feel are the best fit for the district. The Board agreed that the firm will provide them with five-minute videos from each applicant deemed to be a good match for the district in late March. Once the Board completes this process they will decide who to bring to the district for face-to-face interviews.
      The Board also agreed that the finalists selected for a second interview will be asked to answer questions at a Public Forum.
       
      Mr. Newman advised that the names of the candidates brought for interviews will not be publicly disclosed in order to protect their current jobs until they become finalists and are brought for a second interview. Dr. Remele, however, stated that she preferred the names of all applicants to be brought in for School Board interviews be made public, the board concurred.
       
      Mr. Newman presented the Board with a list of recommended advertising agents for the Superintendent search. The Board agreed to primarily advertise the job position through AASA, Education Week Newspaper and Website, NASS, Ray & Associates, TheLadders Passport, ASBA, AAEA, NABSE, and ALAS.
       
      Mr. Newman presented the Board with regional and national salary comparisons for superintendents. After lengthy discussions, the Board agreed to an approximate annual salary of $215,000. Mayor Mike Kemp proposed that goals and financial incentives be part of the final contract for the superintendent.
       
  5. Adjournment

    Vote to adjourn

    • Motion by Eli Keller
    • Seconded by Tina Ward
    • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
    • Opposed: (None)