by Graham Shelby
The Jefferson County School Board will likely call on Mayor-elect Greg Fischer for advice as it searches for a new superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools.
In a meeting this week, the board gave its approval to ask search consultants to submit proposals to help the board with the selection process.
School board president Debbie Wesslund says the board will seek input from multiple sources, including teachers and parents, and the public. The board will also consult closely with the incoming mayor.
“As he well knows, education is the most important thing for the progress of our community,” says Wesslund. “We certainly would like to hear the mayor’s advice on what he would like to see in a new leader and the kind of progress he’d like to see the school system make.”
Fischer takes office January 3rd. The board will make a decision about hiring a consultant February 2nd. Outgoing Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract expires in June. No timetable has been set for hiring the new superintendent