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Firm hired to find Highland school superintendent

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HIGHLAND, AR (KAIT) -

The Highland School Board met tonight to hear and discuss a contract proposal to search for a new superintendent.

The board voted to enter into a contract with McPherson and Jacobson to search for a replacement superintendent.

The representatives with McPherson and Jacobson says it could take 10 to 12 weeks to find a new superintendent.

The firm will assist in finding possible candidates for the position and the school board will choose the replacement.

The firms 5 phase plan includes planning, community input and a guarantee.

Board President Dr. George Jackson explained their thoughts on entering into the contract with McPherson and Jacobson.

"Very refreshing," Jackson said. "It gives us a lot of optimism for the future. These people are strictly professional, this is what they do. They go out and find the best people from all over the county. So we feel very confident with a professional search company like this that we'll be able to come up with a winner for our superintendent."

This agreement could cost the school anywhere from $10,000 to 12,000.

Jackson said they will pay for the services from the general fund.

The representative for the firm gave the board three people that could be the interim superintendent.

The board decided to meet with two of those candidates Tuesday night. 

The board also heard from the district attorney about the recent agreement reached with the former superintendent Tracy Webb.

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