Administrators in the Merced City school district are looking to hire a company to help search for a permanent superintendent, following the departure of Richard “Al” Rogers earlier this year amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The board of directors had planned, at its meeting on November 9, to interview representatives of three different companies who are candidates to participate in this research.
Directors postponed those talks to Nov. 16 after the recent meeting lasted nearly five hours.
The agencies being considered include two Merced-based companies: McPherson & Jacobson, LLC and Sectaris Partners.
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, based in Schaumburg, Ill., Also have a proposal before the board. The deadline for the request for proposals was November 5th.
In the meantime, Acting Superintendent Doug Collins remains in charge of the district. He took over the acting job after former Superintendent Rogers was accused of sexual harassment by a former district employee.
After filing a complaint against Rogers and the district, the board of directors put Rogers on leave pending an internal investigation. He resigned in July, receiving a payment of $ 15,000 from the district.
The lawsuit against Rogers and the district has been settled in recent months.
For information on how to attend the next council meeting, please visit the Merced City School District website.