Search for an interim superintendent begins at GIPS
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Public Schools is now searching for their next superintendent, after they accepted Dr. Tawana Grover’s resignation.
During Monday night’s board meeting they voted to hire the Nebraska Association of School Boards to conduct a search for the interim superintendent.
The NASB also helped the Kearney Public School district find their replacement when Dr. Kent Edwards retired.
GIPS Board President Lisa Albers said the standards for the permanent position, remain the same for the interim one.
“Of course I am looking for somebody work collaboratively in both cases,” Albers said. “Somebody who is used to working with a very diverse population, that’s used to kids who are living in poverty, that have a lot of trauma, and I want to make sure it’s someone who is going to put kids first.”
Albers also told Local4 News it’s important the community take a role in the selection process of the interim superintendent.
“They need to start supporting us more or we are not going to be able to attract anyone to Grand Island Public Schools, and not attract anyone to Grand Island,” Albers said. “It’s also going to effect other places that want to attract quality people to their businesses. They’re not going to be able to attract young families who have little kids. Do you really think their going to want to come to Grand Island with all the in-fighting that is here.”
Albers said she hopes to have some names of interim superintendent candidates by the first week of January.
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