Coeur d’Alene has 34 applicants for superintendent’s post

For the Coeur d’Alene School District, the winnowing process starts now.

The district has 34 applicants for superintendent; the application window closed Thursday.

Trustees will work with the district’s recruiting consultants to choose a field of three or four finalists. The district hopes to have a short list within two weeks, and hopes to schedule on-site interviews starting Jan. 29. The public will have the chance to meet the finalists at community meetings starting Jan. 29.

“We are pleased to see a diverse and talented pool of candidates interested in leading our school district,” school board chair Casey Morrisroe said in a news release. “We look forward to the next stages of this process, and encourage the members of our community to come out and meet the finalists at the end of January.”

Coeur d’Alene received applicants from 20 states and all regions of the country.

The next superintendent will start work July 1.

Stan Olson, the former superintendent of the Boise School District, is serving as interim superintendent through June 30. He is not a candidate for the permanent post.

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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