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
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Aledo vs. Wichita Falls High
Time: 6 p.m., Thursday
Site: Northwest ISD Stadium — 18501 Hwy 114, Justin
Type: Class 4A, Division II, Quarterfinal (Region I final)
Last year: Did not play
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