STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

SJSD Board Meets with Firm to Discuss New Supt. Search

The St. Joseph School District's Board of Education met with the search firm charged with helping them find a new superintendent on Monday night.

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 10:52 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 11:00 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.

The St. Joseph School District's Board of Education met with the search firm charged with helping them find a new superintendent on Monday night.

During an almost two-hour meeting, the board discussed the timeline and guidlines of what the search will be with three representatives from School Exec Connect, the Minneapolis-based search firm the board hired.

School Exec Connect will soon start the process of screening applicants and narrow down the search to around 5-7 that the board will then evaluate.

There was agreement that getting input from the community will be important in determining some of the desired characteristics of a successful candidate, however a couple messages did ring clear.

"Collaboration, ethics, trust, communication, team builder, a good people person," said David Benson, an associate with School Exec Connect. "Those are the types of characteristics that came out during the board discussion. 

Board members say they understand it's a critical time for the district in selecting its next superintendent.

"The next leader is very important for our district," said board member Bryan Green. "We want to move forward. There are several things we want to improve on. We look forward to beginning that interview process."

No timeline has been set yet on when the process will be completed. However, everyone is hoping it will be a fast turnaround and a new superintendent selected soon.

Current superintendent Robert Newhart announced several months ago that this would be his final year with the school district.

St. Joseph
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 48°
St. Joseph
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 49°
Falls City
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 53°
We started out across the area with a few clouds around as a disturbance passed to the south of the area. Clouds slowly started to clear by the early afternoon hours. Today temperatures were still be above average, but cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will be back in the 60s this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be a bit breezy on Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Wind will remain fairly breezy through the beginning of next week especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will stay above average next week with rain chances increasing by mid week.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events