Prescott board to hold off on superintendent choice

It will seek applications during the school year and consider naming an interim superintendent this week.

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PRESCOTT - After an executive session in a special meeting Thursday, Prescott School Board Chairwoman Karen Tonne announced the board will not interview from the seven-candidate pool for superintendent at this time.

Instead, the board will seek candidates during the school year and consider appointing an interim superintendent in a 6 p.m. executive session prior to the board's regular meeting Aug. 26.

Tonne said Friday that board members decided they wanted a larger pool to consider.

The search for a superintendent began after they accepted Carolyn Marsh's request for retirement June 14.

Marsh indicated in a June 24 letter to "faculty, colleagues and friends" that she wished to re-enter retirement status so she can claim her pension, but she is interested in continuing her leadership role in the Prescott School District.

When asked if the board will appoint Marsh as interim, Tonne said the board hasn't made a decision on who it will appoint.

Carrie Chicken can be reached at cec@innw.net or 522-5289.

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