Archive for Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Basehor-Linwood School Board close to naming superintendent

January 22, 2003

The voters' rejection of the bond issue proposal Tuesday, Jan. 21, doesn't change the retirement plans of Basehor-Linwood School District Superintendent Cal Cormack.

In September, Cormack announced he would retire at year's end. He has served seven years in the district, including two as superintendent.

"No, it doesn't," Cormack said. "We've already set that (search) process in place. And a no vote doesn't make me any younger."

The search for Cormack's replacement continued this week for School Board members.

School Board members met in executive session Monday, Jan. 20, to discuss the four remaining candidates.

Approximately 50 people applied for the position from various school districts in Kansas as well as across the country.

There was no decision made Monday night. However, school officials said a final decision could come as quickly as Thursday or Friday.

"It's getting down to the nitty-gritty right now," board member Richard Nemchik said.

The School Board will have an executive session meeting Thursday, Jan. 23, for further discussion, and possibly selection of a candidate.

"We expect to make a decision, but if for some reason we think we might need more time, we'll wait," School Board president Kerry Mueller said.

The Kansas Association of School Boards is assisting the Basehor-Linwood board with the search.

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