Aspirants for the top role of superintendent of Washoe County School District (WSCD) have until this Friday to apply.
The School Board began its search last June 2019 after it terminated then Superintendent Traci Davis. She was accused of allegedly releasing confidential information related to a harassment-related lawsuit that took place at work. The board voted 6-1 to remove Davis, despite her adamant denial of any wrongdoing, according to The Nevada Independent.
This January the search for superintendent picked up steam when the executive consulting firm hired by the School Board posted the job description and shared a hiring timeline, News 4 reported. According to the job description, the School District seeks a superintendent who has experience as an innovative, successful manager of a large educational organization and who has highly effective leadership and interpersonal skills. WCSD has approximately 64,000 students.
During the next few weeks the Board will narrow down the candidates for superintendent. The public will have an opportunity to meet them beginning Mar. 31.