Boyne City schools wants your help in superintendent search

BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR

Mark Eckhardt is helping Boyne City Public Schools in its search for a new superintendent. Photo by Chris Faulknor/Boyne City Gazette

Mark Eckhardt is helping Boyne City Public Schools in its search for a new superintendent. Photo by Chris Faulknor/Boyne City Gazette

Before Boyne City can hire a permanent school superintendent to replace Peter Moss, they need to hire a temporary school superintendent—and they want your input.

 

Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education officials met on Monday Jan. 11, during their regular monthly meeting, to hear their consultant’s plan for finding both an interim and a permanent full-time school system leader to replace outgoing Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss, who is expected to officially retire at the end of January.

“Most of them that we’re looking at right now (requirements to be a superintendent) require a minimum of a master’s degree in educational administration, a minimum of five years successful experience as an administrator, preferably successful superintendents experience and then meets the criteria for certification by the superintendent through the State of Michigan,” said Mark Eckhardt of the Michigan Leadership Institute, who is facilitating the search for Boyne’s new school system leader.

According to Eckhardt, the position was expected to be posted this week, the week of Jan. 18.

Applications are expected to be due by April 1, and the applicant screening would occur approximately a week-and-a-half later in a closed session.

Interviews are then expected to be conducted between mid-April and the first of May.

Officials would like to see the new superintendent begin by July 1.

“All these dates and time-lines are tentative,” said Eckhardt.

A public input session on the matter has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 27 in the Boyne City High School Media Center.

“You will have the opportunity to share your opinions on the attributes you wish to see in our new superintendent of Boyne City Public Schools,” states a Friday Jan. 15 Boyne City Public Schools news release. “If you want your voice heard, please join the discussion!”

 

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