Salisbury School District to Find New Superintendent
Salisbury Township School District has a procedure to follow to replace the late Superintendent Robert Gross, who died May 30 after he was stricken with an aneurysm.
Gross, 54, had signed a five-year contract in July 2010. He was hospitalized in April after suffering an aneurysm.
Assistant Superintendent Louise Beauchemin said the district's procedure to hire a new superintendent is the same, whether the superintendent retires, resigns or dies.
"As we have done in the past in replacing superintendents, there will be a process," Beauchemin said in an e-mail to Patch. "The process involves selecting a person or entity who guides the search and interview process, forming a committee who will be involved in the search/interviews and implementing the interview process."
In the interim period between superintendents, Beauchemin said it may be necessary to name an "acting" superintendent until the school board completes the interview process and appoints a new superintendent. The school board might name an acting superintendent at its June 13 meeting, she said.
With Gross' death and the upcoming retirements of Beauchemin in October and Business Administrator Christine Stafford in July, the district is facing the loss of seasoned administrators.
School Board President Russell Giordano said he could not discuss details of the search procedure but said the board will discuss it in executive session, which is closed to the public, and possibly discuss it at the June 13 school board meeting.