By Judy Sheridan
Having recently selected six superintendent candidates and an alternate in their search to replace Superintendent Dan Manning, Aledo ISD trustees will narrow the prospects to two or three as they conduct 90-minute oral interviews today, Wednesday and Thursday.
The board will ask each individual the same 21 questions in exactly the same order, Board President Bobby Rigues said. The alternate will be interviewed only if one of the top six steps out.
The final six are all from Texas, Rigues said, and both genders are represented. Some have superintendent experience; others have worked as deputy superintendents or have administrative experience.
They were chosen from a pool of 52 applicants based on tenure, history, accomplishments, educational philosophy, experiences related to the duties of a superintendent and community involvement, according to a press release.
The candidates were also evaluated on the basis of their written responses to a list of desired qualifications and characteristics developed from community input.
Follow-up interviews with the final two or three candidates will be conducted next week, with possible site visits May 21-24.
The board is scheduled to select the lone finalist May 28, wait 21 days as state law requires, then vote to hire him or her June 18.
“The Aledo Independent School District and the communities it serves are a great attraction, which allows for the highest-qualified individuals to be considered – a win-win situation for the district,” said Rigues.
“As a board, we appreciate the foundation of community involvement, trust and support as we diligently move forward with this process.”
By Judy Sheridan
- Aledo ExtrA
Suspicious house fire under investigation
The Weatherford fire marshal says a fire that damaged a house and killed two puppies Wednesday night is being investigated as a suspicious fire and a suspect is in jail on unrelated charges.
Parker County Attorney John Forrest will ask county commissioners for additional funds as county budget discussions begin this year; he hopes to hire another attorney to help with an increase in Child Protective Services cases.
Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges
A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period.
Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.
Developer withdraws site plan
ANNETTA —A controversial 34-home subdivision proposed for a 41-acre tract on Duncan Road will not go forward as planned, according to action taken by both the proposed developer and the Annetta Town Council after a public hearing Thursday night.
Aledo City Council to meet July 24
The Aledo City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court, Aledo.
Fires damage business, home
Two separate fires around 2 p.m. July 15 damaged a Willow Park business and destroyed the home of a Weatherford family.
Letter to the Editor
Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.
ESD 1, Annetta South close on fire station site
Parker County Emergency Services District No. 1 and Annetta South officials said Tuesday that the ESD is homing in on a site for a new fire station to serve residents in the Annettas and surrounding areas. Annetta South is expected to consider a zoning change to accommodate a new station next month.
Registration has begun for Aledo ISD
Aledo ISD enrollment for the 2014-15 school year began yesterday, July 21, and students new to the district need to register before school begins, Monday, Aug. 25.
County scrambling to fill elections post
Former Parker County Assistant Elections Administrator Laura Watkins, who sought, but was not appointed to the post of Parker County Elections Administrator after Robert Parten retired, last week began work as assistant elections administrator for Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator Judith Evans has confirmed.
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