Caldwell sets parameters for superintendent search

The Caldwell School District has set the ground rules for its superintendent search.

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Former Caldwell superintendent Tim Rosandick

But consistent with recent controversies in Caldwell, this proved to be a contentious process.

Applications for the vacancy will go through the school district’s clerk, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported Tuesday. The last time the district needed to hire a superintendent, applications went through a city human resources representative.

“They’re going against a template that created complete transparency,” said Russ Beardsley, a member of the previous search committee, according to the Press-Tribune.

That earlier search committee chose Tim Rosandick to head the district; he was hired in April 2012. But in June, trustees abruptly ousted Rosandick and assistant superintendent Luci Asumendi — and have not explained the move.

Rosandick and Asumendi remain under contract, in consulting roles, at 2015-16 salaries of $137,000 and $96,297, respectively.

Beardsley is leading a group that is seeking to recall trustees Leif Skyving and Amy Rojas for their support of the administrative shakeup.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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