By Rick Palsgrove
The search is on to find the new Groveport Madison Schools superintendent.
Groveport Madison Board of Education President Bryan Shoemaker said the board hopes to hire a new superintendent by late May to replace Bruce Hoover, who resigned for personal reasons on Feb. 9. Deputy Superintendent John Hurd is currently serving as interim superintendent.
On March 14, the board approved contracting with K-12 Business Consulting, Inc., at a cost of $17,900, to conduct a search for potential superintendent candidates.
Shoemaker said the district has worked with K-12 Business Consulting, Inc., before. He said the search firm will present 12 to15 candidates for the board to consider and then the board will select around seven or eight candidates for interviews.
“We’ll let them find the best candidates for us to review and choose from,” said Shoemaker. “This firm knows our district and its needs.”
Shoemaker said the board has also opened up the search to include internal candidates who currently work for Groveport Madison Schools.
The district will also wants community feedback regarding the superintendent search and will hold an open community forum at 7 p.m. on March 28 to seek input from the community on the characteristics, skills, and experience the board should consider in evaluating candidates for the district’s next superintendent. Everyone who is interested in the school district is encouraged to attend. The community forum will be held in the Board Room of the Groveport Madison Schools District Service Center, 4400 Marketing Place, Groveport.