Jon Lugbill, president of the Archbold Area School Board, said board members are screening the 20 candidates who applied for the post.
The board held a special meeting Monday, Dec. 3, and have another set for Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 am, at the Sauder Heritage Inn.
In the official announcement of the special Dec. 8 meeting, the stated purpose is to discuss “the employment, promotion, or demotion of public employees, and other business which the board considers necessary to transact.”
Lugbill said during the Monday night meeting, the board spent about two hours in executive session.
In an executive session, board members meet behind closed doors, excluding the press and the public. State law allows such meetings under certain conditions. Discussion of personnel issues is one of those conditions.
No action was taken when the board came out of the closed-door session.
Lugbill said the board has “a really wide range of applicants, with a good amount of experience.
“We are doing our due diligence. We are looking at each candidate, to see who would be the best fit for the school district,” he said.
Lugbill declined to say where, exactly, in the superintendent search process the board is, whether any candidates have been interviewed, or whether any had been eliminated from consideration.