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Albion school board, Dan Skean, Frederick Clarke

>Albion Public Schools decides to go interim superintendent route to fill void temporarily


>Albion Public Schools is hoping to hire an interim superintendent to a one-year appointment by July 1 to replace outgoing Superintendent Frederick Clarke.

The school board voted 5-0 tonight to accept applications through May 31 from candidates who can bridge the gap while the board determines a permanent approach for the 2012-13 school year.

“The board has had plenty of input from the community on what they’d like to see in a leader, and they were leaning toward an interim from the feedback I’ve gotten,” board president Dan Skean said.

“An interim superintendent gives us maximum flexibility in respect to future administrative structure.”
Skean said the board will still consider and investigate possibilities of partnering with the Calhoun Intermediate School District or a neighboring school district that were mentioned at public meetings last month.

Skean said an Albion interview committee will evaluate the interim superintendent candidates. No public interviews or meetings are scheduled.

School Board Pres. Dan Skean

The board also has not yet discussed a salary range for the incoming superintendent, but Skean said the job requirements are a bit different from a long-term hire.

“The requirements of the interim position wouldn’t include the same sort of visionary, instigator of change long-term requirements,” he said.

Skean said several people have already shown interest in the position, and whoever is appointed is “certainly not excluded from applying for the job long-term.”
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As published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on May 10, 2011 

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