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Search for Superintendent Continues

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School Board is still in the process of trying to hire its new superintendent.

The search began in earnest in January after previous superintendent Brian Pepper suddenly announced his retirement after 10 years on the job in December, 2015. Sharon Cairns has been filling in on an interim basis ever since. 20140922_142547

“We’ve been very fortunate to be working with (HR company) Go Futures for the hunt for our new superintendent and CEO,” says Tim Bennett, vice-chair of the Prince George School Board.

“And as we reported at our previous board meeting we are hoping to have the process done by hopefully the end of May or mid June.”

And although the Board is getting closer to making its decision, Bennett’s unable to provide any specifics regarding the search – including the kinds of applicants they’ve had or where they are from.

“I can’t talk about that although I think we received great interest in the position. But again, that’s all part of the process and we’re in the middle of it right now.”

One thing he can confirm is the importance of the job.

“The superintendent is really the CEO of a $140 million organization. Not only do they have to ensure that the ministry (of education) requirements are met, but they’re ultimately responsible for ensuring that the organization runs smoothly.”


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