Superintendent interviews Friday

MEEKER I The two candidates wishing to become superintendent of the Meeker School District will be in Meeker Friday for interviews with six school-related groups and the Meeker School Board.

The interviews by the school board members will be at 4 p.m. in the district board room at the district administration building. This special meeting of the board is open to the public as the law requires, but will be followed by a closed executive session for board deliberations.
The candidates are Chris Selle, currently finishing his third year as superintendent of schools for the Custer County C-1 School District in Westcliffe, Colo., and Richard Walter, Sr., superintendent of schools for the Miami-Yoder School District in Rush, Colo.
Both men will be interviewed by five groups with selected members representing teachers, the district accountability committee, the district leadership team (teachers), administrators and support staff. In addition, the candidates will take a guided tour of the various school district buildings. The groups will report their observations to the school board during the executive session.
The district declined to release the names of the individuals on each of these interview teams because, MSD Board President Bill deVergie said, “Out of respect for the individuals who are willing to serve on each of these teams, we are not going to reveal their make-up at this time.”
deVergie added that the board will likely decide on their preferred candidate Friday evening, but that any public announcement would have to await final negotiations with that candidate.