School Board Contemplates Next Move to Fill Administrative Vacancies

The ever-changing landscape of the Greenfield School District administration could become a bit clearer at a special School Board meeting Monday.


The ever-changing landscape of the Greenfield School District administration could become a bit clearer at a special School Board meeting Monday.

Though an agenda has not yet been published on the district website as of 10 a.m. Friday, Board president Bruce Bailey said board members are expected to interview multiple search firms, one of which will help them find a permanent superintendent to replace Conrad Farner, who resigned in early January.

Bailey would not say how many firms will be questioned, but said the meeting would begin at 5:45 p.m. and each firm would receive 30 minutes to state its case in closed session.

Once the interviews are complete, the Board will convene to open session and will likely choose a firm, Bailey said.

In addition to the search firm interviews, the board could take action on a vague agenda item held over from a special board meeting Jan. 28, where in closed session, the board discussed “compensation for performance of additional duties related to the Superintendent and Director of Business Services roles.”

Bailey could not divulge details of the conversations board members had Jan. 28 because they were held in closed session. One possible scenario the board could be considering, based on the agenda’s language, is paying a current administrator to assume duties left unfulfilled by the recent vacancies until a permanent superintendent is hired.

At the Jan. 21 meeting, board members decided to post an interim superintendent opening online, including on the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network. As of Feb. 1, it had not been posted.

Director of Educational Services Todd Bugnacki turned down the interim superintendent opening when the Board offered it to him, but did say he would help in any capacity to make sure the transition went smoothly.

In addition, the Board officially approved the resignation of Director of Business Kristin Kollath at the Jan. 28 meeting. Bailey said the Board is accepting applications for an interim business manager, and according to WECAN, candidates can apply through Feb. 1.

Bugnacki would not comment on the hiring process or candidate pool for either position when contacted by Patch via email Thursday, but did say, “We are looking forward to the conclusion of this process knowing that our efforts will continue to support the great work of our teachers and administrators are doing on a daily basis.”

robert heule February 03, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Wait until a progressive majority takes office on the 4th Monday of April, before hiring permanent replacements
mr.chris a engel February 03, 2013 at 12:53 AM
lets have the tax paying parents interveiw superintendent candidates.they work 4 us.


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