NKSD has 23 superintendent applicants

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School District received 23 applications for the superintendent position.

The application deadline was Feb. 6. The North Kitsap School Board and Superintendent Search Committee now begins the process of reviewing the applications. The two groups will spend about two weeks with the applications, before selecting semi-finalists.

The applicants for the superintendent position include people holding the following jobs: one principal, six directors, six assistant/deputy superintendents, five superintendents, one “higher education” position, and four “others,” according to a document provided by the school district.

Of the locations the applicants live in, there are 14 from Washington, three from Oregon and one from each of the following states: Maryland, New Jersey, Nebraska, Michigan and Louisiana.

A Feb. 15 executive session is scheduled to allow the board and search committee to “rate, score and rank” candidates as semi-finalists, according to the district’s website.

Semi-finalist selections will not be shared with the public. Approximately five or six will be selected as semi-finalists.

Once narrowed down, finalists for the position are scheduled to be selected March 1 and will be publicized.

The next superintendent will replace Richard Jones, whose contract will not be renewed at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

Jones began working for the district in 2009, succeeding Eugene Medina, who retired.

As of 2010, Jones was paid an annual salary of $140,420, with $10,409 in insurance benefits and $17,679 in other benefits.


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