Springfield school board members have decided one thing about the search for a new superintendent: they definitely want outside help for a job they feel is too big to handle on their own.
But despite the unanimous agreement from board members that they will spend the money to hire a search firm, no other concrete action has been taken on the search. The board must still decide which of four or five competing firms will get the contract, what the search criteria will be, and what the timeline is to find a replacement for former Superintendent Walter Milton.
No action will be taken until at least June 3, prompting warnings that the board may have to find another interim superintendent before a permanent replacement is hired. Current interim Bob Leming can only work 100 days in the upcoming school year before putting his teachers pension in jeopardy.