In other action last night, the Longview School Board announced the names of the individuals that will be interviewed for the open School Board position that was opened up by the resignation of Skip Urling, and also set the timeline for the Superintendent search. The School Board says that six people applied for Urling’s seat, and three were selected for interviews. That includes Roberta Alba-Estrada, who has four kids in school and serves as a classroom and parent organization volunteer; Carl Degner, whil has served on the Strategic Plan Review Committee, the Superintendent Search Committees and on the board of the Longview Schools Foundation; and James Mossman, who recently ran for School Board, and has served on several district committees. All three candidates will be interviewed in a special School Board meeting set for 5 pm on Monday, September 8th, just prior to the regular school board meeting.
The timeline for selection of a permanent Superintendent was also settled on at last night’s meeting, starting next month when the School Board will meet with the consultants who will conduct the search. That meeting is tentatively planned for Monday, September 22nd. The position will be advertised from October through mid-December, with plans to “share the applicants and publish the short list” in mid-January. Interviews would be conducted in late January, and it’s planned that the job would be offered to the preferred candidate in late January or early February.