School Board Approves Contract with Ray and Associates to Conduct Superintendent Search

The CCUSD Board of Education this week approved the contract with the consulting firm, Ray and Associates, LLC. to conduct the search for the next superintendent.

Under the contract, the local school district will pay Ray and Associates a consultant fee of $19,000 plus certain expenses.

Last week, the Board selected the Iowa-based, executive recruiting firm to find a replacement for the retiring Supt. Leslie Lockhart.

On April 13, Lockhart announced that she was retiring from the district after 23 years and leaving from her post on June 30. She will serve as superintendent emeritus until Dec. 31.

According to its website, Ray and Associates has been in the school executive search business since 1975 and has established an outstanding reputation for recruiting candidates that match the expectations of the Board and community.

"We have also been extremely successful in recruiting women, minorities and non-traditional candidates for school districts," the firm said.


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