5. Superintendent Interviews
Melinda Wong, Director of HR Customer Relations, summarized the interview protocol.
Individual interviews with Superintendent candidates Tom Watkins, Constance Jones and Janis Andrews were conducted.
6. Discussion Item - Superintendent Search Process - Barbieri
Mr. Babrieri announced that tomorrow Legal will send out the revised Superintendent contract and Board Members need to provide input to any changes they feel are necessary.
Mr. Barbieri stated that due to the public reaction and endorsements he would like the Board to discuss if they would be inclined to amend Mr. Gent's contract to allow him to be a candidate or appoint him as Superintendent this evening.
Mr. Shaw stated he would like to allow Mr. Gent to be included in the discussion. Mrs. Andrews would have liked to interview a sitting Superintendent and agrees to include Mr. Gent. Mrs. Brill stated the Board set certain parameters and this would be a transparency issue. Dr. Benaim is not against including Mr. Gent and would like more time to think about the DROP issue with Mrs. Andrews.
Mrs. Wood advised Board Members since this was not advertised that it cannot be voted on this evening, but the amended contract can be brought back at the 2/15 Board Meeting and voted on.
Mrs. Brown stated that she would like to continue the process, but if the Board cannot come to a consensus Mr. Gent would then be the default. Dr. Robinson explained why she asked for the provision that the interim Superintendent would not be allowed to apply for the permanent position.
Board Members were in consensus to allow Mr. Gent to be the fourth candidate.
Mrs. Wood reviewed that the agenda would need to include a vote to amend the contract, a vote to add Mr. Gent as a candidate and a vote on the candidate pool.