As stated at the start of the superintendent search process, the Board of Education is committed to finding the right person to fill this very important role for the Westlake City Schools. When the Board began this process, it indicated a desire to first attempt to name a new superintendent by June, but it was important that if the right person was not secured by then the Board would seek an interim and continue the process to find its next leader.
Beginning immediately, the Westlake Board of Education will begin the process of securing an interim superintendent for the 2014-2015 school year. The board expects to name an interim superintendent prior to Aug. 1.
The board believes an interim candidate with experience as a superintendent provides the best opportunity to keep the district heading in the right direction while the Board continues working to find its next leader. The search process will begin in late 2014/early 2015 with the intent of naming a superintendent to begin the 2015-2016 school year.
The Board will continue to communicate the process and seek feedback from our staff, students, parents and community.