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CRUHSD begins superintendent interviews

March 19, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — The Colorado River Union High School District board began a busy week Monday, starting interviews of “semifinalists” for superintendent.

Interviews with several candidates were conducted in executive session — without the presence of the public. The board gathered at 6 p.m. and, after going through the necessary steps, adjourned to executive session to begin interviews.

The board exited the executive session and, again following protocol, adjourned without taking any action or commenting on the process.

More interviews are expected to be conducted today; the board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. in the district office at 1004 Hancock Road with a call for another executive session on the agenda.

The board, with the help of the Arizona School Boards Association, pared a field of 12 applicants to six, which the board considered the semifinal stage. Those six were invited for interviews; one apparently declined the invitation. Three candidates were interviewed on Monday with two more scheduled to meet individually with the board in executive session today.

Each interview is scheduled for about an hour; the three interviews Monday were completed by around 9:30 p.m.

Following completion of the remaining interviews, the board is scheduled to reconvene in open session for discussion and may consider approval of inviting selected candidates, or “finalists” — for additional interviews to be conducted next week.

The board’s regular meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, moved back two days to allow for the special executive sessions for candidate interviews.

Among new business to be discussed on Wednesday are two items concerning security and safety at district facilities. One is to consider acquiring metal detectors and wands for the entrances of district buildings; the other is to discuss allowing staff members with valid permits to carry concealed weapons on district campuses.