WCSD holds work session to discuss search for superintendent

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County School District outlined the next steps in the search to fill the superintendent position at a work session on Tuesday.

The district has been without a superintendent since the summer, when the school board terminated former superintendent Traci Davis' contract.

Davis responded with a lawsuit against the school district, claiming breach of contract among other charges.

To help assist in the search for a superintendent, the district hired JG Consulting.

At Tuesday's meeting, President of JG Consulting, James Guerra, met with board members to go over: how they'll help search for viable candidates, how to narrow them down, as well as handling open meeting laws in Nevada.

They'll look at resumes, conduct background checks and sit-in during interviews with potential candidates.

"So when we provide our oral and written reports, it'll be in a synthesized meeting and we'll report each and every week during our consecutive search with you," said Guerra.

School board trustees and the consulting firm both agree the success of the students is a big component in choosing a candidate.

The school board said transparency is key and once the actual search gets underway, they say they plan to keep the community informed every step of the way.

"Now of course with the open meeting laws and records, our layers of communication will go through your general counsel," added Guerra. "The information accessible to us will be accessible to you and the community at any point."

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