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Search Begins for New Omak School District Superintendent

Sep 20, 2019

At a regular  meeting on August 27,  2019, the Omak  School Board  voted unanimously to use the services of a professional consultant to assist in the search for a new district superintendent.   The  Board’s  decision was prompted by the recent announcement by current Superintendent, Dr. Erik Swanson, that this school  year will be his last with the district.

“The Washington State School Directors’ Association recommends that school  boards  engage consultant services,” said  Board  Chairperson Kathie  Brown.   “The selection of a superintendent may be the single  most important decision  a board makes.  An experienced consultant has  the time and professional contacts to help locate and assess candidates.”

The  Board  hopes to have  a consultant in place  by November  1, 2019. “As the search for a new superintendent  progresses, we will actively seek  input from the entire community, including  parents, citizens, staff members,  and students,” said  Kathie  Brown.   It is estimated the process will take about four months once the consultant has  been hired.

The  Omak  School District is home to around 1,500 students, with an additional 3,500 online students through Washington Virtual Academy.





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