Search for new D51 Superintendent continues

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MESA COUNTY, Colo.- The search for a new superintendent to oversee School District 51 continues, at a special board meeting Monday afternoon.

The District 51 school board has received nearly 40 applicants to fill the superintendent position. In that special meeting, board members were going through new candidates, reviewing their qualifications and experience.

On Thursday the School Board will be interviewing a few of the people who applied. They said they are then expecting to narrow their pool down to the finalists.

“I don’t think there is any more important job for a board of education than to make sure they have the right fit for the superintendent,” explained Tom Parrish, the Vice President of the School Board. “It’s important for the schools, that they fit with the community and that we have confidence that this person will move the district in the right direction.”

They hope to have a new superintendent lined up by May 1st.

The Board also addressed future plans for rebuilding Orchard Mesa Middle School, and the future of Grand Junction High School.