The Canton School District hopes to hire a new high school principal by early April, Superintendent Kevin Case told the Board of Education Tuesday night.
Current principal Gary Gula has announced he is retiring at the end of June after 18 years as a principal in Canton.
Case said the job has been posted and the district has already received applications, a process that will be open until March 1.
The district is also working on forming a committee of staff, board members, parents and community at large members. As many as 20 could serve, Case said.
After screening applicants, as many as 10 would likely be interviewed, from which 2 or 3 would likely be called back for final interviews with administrators and selected board members.
Case said he hopes to have a recommendation for the board at a special meeting, possibly on Thursday, April 4.
Case said it’s an aggressive timeline but an important position to fill. He did, however, say the one thing that could delay a decision would be if there were to be dissatisfaction with the applicant pool.
“We want the most outstanding person we can find who will be the best match for Canton High School and the district as a whole,” Case said.
The position’s salary range is between $125,347 to $138,883 for the 2013-2014 school year with a doctoral stipend of $1,200.
See more about the qualifications here.
Also Tuesday, the board officially accepted Gula’s resignation.
In reference to sister school efforts and increased trips abroad, school board chair Leslee Hill praised Gula for bringing an international flair to the school. She also told Gula he was great with the youth.
“You’re rapport with teenagers is remarkable, “ Hill said.
Patch posted this previous story about Gula and plans a follow-up story about his years in education.