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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Interest in Hannibal superintendent’s heating up

  • Interest in the superintendent of schools job with the Hannibal public school district is growing.
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  • Interest in the superintendent of schools job with the Hannibal public school district is growing. During Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting, Brent Underwood of the Missouri School Board Association said the “level of activity” regarding the position is growing.
    “I’ve been very busy,” Brent Underwood, a consultant with the MSBA’s Superintendent Search Services, told the school board.
    Since the MSBA was hired two weeks ago to help spread the word about the position, brochures and a flyer have been distributed to advertise the opening.
    Potential applicants from outside the area are wanting a “scouting report” on the Hannibal district.
    “The district sells itself,” said Underwood, adding that the district’s reputation will “enhance the candidate pool.”
    Underwood has already begun gathering local remarks and suggestions regarding what people are looking for in the next superintendent.
    “I’ve received a lot of excellent comments,” he said.
    The application deadline will be Jan. 7. The screening of candidates will start Jan. 15. The anticipated date for hiring a new superintendent is Feb. 7. The district’s next head administrator will begin work on July 1.
    The district is seeking a successor to Jill Janes, who informed the Board of Education she plans to retire at the end of June.
    According to an information sheet regarding the position, the salary will range between $110,000 and $130,000. The initial contract will be for two years. Administrative experience is required as is a superintendent’s certificate. Central office experience is preferred as is a doctorate.
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