The School Board interviewed all four firms that submitted proposals on Monday, October 1. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 2 the School Board unanimously selected, pending successful completion of a contract, Ray and Associates to assist the Board in the search process for a new Superintendent.
Request for Proposals
On August 21, the School Board approved the release of a Request for Proposals seeking an experienced and qualified consultant “specializing in assisting with employment searches for administrators of large educational organizations” and asking them to submit a plan that describes “the services to be provided and the manner in which the consultant intends to identify and recruit qualified applicants and assist in the screening of candidates as per the criteria to be developed by the School Board.” A copy of the complete RFP may be downloaded here.
The School Board is tentatively planning to select a search consultant at its October 2 meeting.
The following firms submitted plans to the School Board by the September 7 deadline:
- BWP & Associates (Libertyville, IL)
- McPherson & Jacobson LLC (Omaha, NE)
- Proact Search (Wilmette, IL)
- Ray & Associates (Cedar Rapids, IA)