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RISD Board to discuss superintendent

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The Roswell school board, including President Alan Gedde, second from right, are expected to begin its discussion about the superintendent search Tuesday. Members are shown at the Jan. 14 meeting. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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Members of the Roswell public school board are expected to talk about plans to hire a superintendent and discuss a couple of significant financial items during its meeting this week.

The Roswell Independent School District Board of Education is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Administrative & Educational Services Complex, 300 N. Kentucky Ave.

The agenda posted Friday on the school district website includes numerous action items. One is a decision about whether to purchase three new buses. Another item concerns whether to authorize the sale of the remaining $7 million in general obligation bonds that were part of the $14 million bond issue approved by local voters in February 2019.

If the district decides to sell the bonds, which would be expected to occur sometime around April, the money would be used to improve school buildings, equipment and grounds.

The agenda also indicates that the board will discuss its options regarding a superintendent search.

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“I really can’t say anything about what we will say, but the board members are all aware that we will be talking about this,” said Board President Alan Gedde.

He explained that all discussions about the search are required to be conducted in public, so board members have not held prior talks or made any prior decisions.

Right now retired RISD superintendent Michael Gottlieb is on a contract to serve as interim superintendent until at least June 30 while the board finds someone to head the district on a permanent basis.

At its January meeting, the board voted to accept the resignation of Dr. Ann Lynn McIlroy. A statement issued Jan. 15 by the board indicated that McIlroy will be on administrative leave until the effective date of her retirement, June 30, and that she had decided to pursue other professional interests. She had been named to the position in April 2018.