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School Board Committee Reviews Superintendent Search Firm Proposals

A Jefferson County School Board committee met Thursday to review proposals from search firms that will help find a new superintendent.The committee asked for bids from search firms last month, after choosing not to renew Superintendent Sheldon Berman's contract, which expires at the end of June. The committee will choose two or three finalists and conduct interviews with representatives from those firms next month.Board chair Steve Imhoff says the committee does not yet know the firms' names or prices."I can't tell you that A charges more than B, et cetera. They make their offers and we talk to them and ultimately hope to hire one of them to help us in the search," he says. "We're looking for a search firm that will do a good job. These search firms generally have been around in business for years and years. Some of them focus primarily on school superintendents."The firms' names will be revealed during the interviews. The fees will be negotiated.