D-302 to hire interim HS principal

By on June 25, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
KANELAND—School District officials will hire an interim high school principal for the 2009-2010 school-year.

According to Associate District Superintendent Jeff Schuler, this will give the district the additional time it needs to find an appropriate long-term candidate.

Former high school principal Tony Valente left the district two weeks ago to accept a position at Hall High School in Spring Valley, Ill. His contract with the Hall Board of Education begins July 1.

Schuler said that a search for a high school principal is at least a month-long process to do it right. In addition, most school contracts begin on July 1 and go through June 30, so attractive candidates would already have signed their contracts for the upcoming school year.

Interim candidates are typically retired administrators, and Kaneland will look for those with strong experience as a high school principal. Schuler said he had a short list of candidates to interview.