Quincy Schools Board takes no action on hiring superintendent

Posted: Dec. 29, 2012 10:59 am Updated: Jan. 12, 2013 11:15 am

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

The Quincy School Board left a special board meeting Saturday still needing to hire a full-time superintendent. The meeting, which was rescheduled from Wednesday,  primarily was held in closed session.

"Today is just more of a discussion, work session," Board President Bill Daniels said.

The board's goal was to have a new superintendent named by Christmas. It appears that the board will enter 2013 still searching for a new leader for the district.

"The time frame is not always 100 percent in our control," Daniels said.

Last week, Daniels said the district was continuing to have discussions with the unnamed finalist for the position.

The board conduced interviews with five prospective candidates on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The board invited two candidates to return for second interviews. One of the finalists withdrew from consideration, leaving the board to interview the lone remaining finalist on Dec. 15. Even though the board hoped to have a new superintendent in place by Christmas the person would not start their duties until July 1, 2013. The opening drew 33 applicants. The person will replace Lonny Lemon, who left the district last June.

The district has been operating with a series of interim superintendents, each serving 100-day contracts. Bud Martin and Cal Lee have served in that capacity. Lee is currently in charge of the district. His contract expires at the end of January. Daniels said the board is also looking at candidates to replace him once his term expires.