The search for an interim superintendent in the School District of Milton is underway.

Human Resources Chairman Tom Westrick gave an update at Monday’s school board meeting.

Interested applicants were to have submitted information to Westrick or HR office by noon Monday.

Westrick said there are eight applicants, all have superintendent experience. He added some had experience as a business manager or lawyer.

“We have a good group of candidates,” he said. “We are going to start the process of whittling that list of eight down to whatever number it comes down to for the interview process.”

The school board later Monday night went into closed session to narrow the list of candidates.

School board President Joe Martin said Jon Bales, executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, identified candidates. In addition two or three were added who reached out to Martin and another person. Altogether, they total eight.

Martin said candidates identified by Bales have been superintendents and interim superintendents.

Commenting again on the search process, Westrick said, “We are going to include some administrators in this process. We are also going to include Kim Krause in this process as well, their input is very important.”

(Krause is an administrative assistant, who provides support to the superintendent and school board.)

He hoped interviews would be scheduled this week.

The candidate list is not to be made public at this point, Westrick said, adding some are still working and might have identified to their bosses that they’re looking.

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