The Springfield school board is taking the next steps toward hiring a new superintendent… but that person is unlikely to be in place before classes start in August.
Board members will interview search firms next week, even though the board has not committed to hiring such a firm.
The cost of hiring a company to conduct the search could reach $30,000.
There has also been no discussion yet of what qualifications the next superintendent must have, or what salary could be offered.
Still, board member Scott McFarland believes someone could be hired and in place by September or October.