JCPS Board to Vote on Superintendent Screening Committee Members

by Gabe Bullard on March 28, 2011

The search for a new superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools continues tonight (Monday night).

The Board of Education is expected to approve appointments to the superintendent screening committee. The members include parents, teachers and other district employees, and the panel will interview finalists for the superintendent job.

The board will also interview the finalists. Chair Steve Imhoff says there are key issues the candidates will be quizzed on.

“Student achievement, student assignment, being able to manage a large district and get along with the board,” he says. “By the same token, that’s a two-way street and the board needs to get along with that person.”

Imhoff says clashes with the board were likely one reason the body voted last year not to renew current Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract beyond this summer. Berman has since taken a job in Eugene, Oregon.

The likely members of the screening committee are:

• Myrdin Thompson, parent
• Joe Leffert, principal
• Sandy Mayes, classified employee
• Brent McKim, teacher
• Royce Whitman, teacher
• Diane Porter, Vice-Chair, JCBE

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