11/22/16 – 5:03 A.M.
Liberty-Benton Superintendent Jim Knable will retire on December 31. The Courier reports the LB school board approved an earlier retirement date for Knable during their Monday night meeting. The board then named Former Van Buren and Tiffin City Schools Superintendent Larry Cook as the interim superintendent. He’ll serve through June 30.
In the meantime, the search continues for someone to permanently take the position. Representatives from K-12 Business Consulting updated the school board on their search progress. They talked about the results of focus groups and questionnaires community members took part in. The results said people want a superintendent who, “will make a long-term commitment to the district and be genuinely invested and actively involved in the community.”
Other important skills include communication skills, honesty and integrity, leadership experience, listening and using a balanced approach toward complex issues, and fiscal responsibility and understanding.
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