Seven months after Central Dauphin School Board decided not to renew Superintendent Luis Gonzalez’s three-year contract, moved him out of the administration building and gave him special assignments, the search for his replacement has gone into high gear.
The board, saying it wants a superintendent who can take the district in a different direction, has paid the Pennsylvania School Boards Association $11,000 to find a replacement for Gonzalez.
Applications for the position to head the East Shore district are being accepted through next Monday and will be reviewed by the board starting March 27.
Gonzalez has been superintendent since 2009.
Board President Ford Thompson said the board has decided to conduct “a regional search for a superintendent in Pennsylvania and contiguous states rather than a national search.”
He said that past national searches “didn’t yield what we expected” and that the board opted to use the school boards association “because it’s in our backyard and was the least expensive option.”