Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board to select new district superintendent Tuesday
A leader for the new Ypsilanti Community Schools district will be chosen Tuesday.
The joint Ypsilanti-Willow Run Board of Education is expected to select its next superintendent at a special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Administration Building, 1885 Packard Road.
Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools will merge effective July 1.
The three candidates are Ypsilanti Executive Director of Human Resources Sharon Irvine, Willow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki and Ypsilanti Superintendent Dedrick Martin.
All three employees were interviewed on Thursday. The joint board will discuss the candidates and the interviews at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, also at the YPS Administration Building.
The board hired a search firm, the Michigan Leadership Institute, to guide it through the process of selecting a superintendent. Board members decided to conduct an internal search first and will look externally for candidates only if an internal candidate cannot be agreed upon.
The cost of MLI's services was approved not to exceed $12,000. It is unknown how much the company's services have cost thus far.
Also at Monday's meeting, the school board will hear a presentation on the high school options for the new district. Which building will be used has not been identified yet.
In its deficit elimination plan for the 2013-14 academic year, which was approved prior to November's vote that authorized the merger, Willow Run Community Schools stated it would close its high school.
The joint Board of Education approved maintaining the New Tech education model at the new district's high school. Both Ypsilanti and Willow Run currently have New Tech programs.
Although the program was given the green light to continue, where the program will be housed next school year has not been decided.