With the holidays now in the rear mirror, the Ladue School District faces an important month in moving forward in finding new leadership in January.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Judy Sclair, is acting as Interim Superintendent for the remainder of the 2012-13 academic year, following the school board's decision to grant Dr. Marsha Chappelow request for a leave of absence.
According to a district e-newsletter, the district is hosting a Community Forum January 8 at Horton Watkins High School from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to get input from the public about qualities district patrons hope the new superintendent brings to the table.
The application deadline for the superintendent's position closes January 21, and a timeline calls for finalists to be selected by February 5. An announcement of the person selected could come by the end of February.
The new superintendent will be involved with the selection of the next Principal at Horton Watkins High School. Dr. Bridget Hermann announced her resignation effective at the end of the school year. The application deadline for that position closes January 11, 2013.
The first School Board meeting of the new year is scheduled for January 14. The deadline for filing to run for one of the 2 open school board seats in April's election is January 15.