8 apply for school postEight people have applied for the Dickinson Public Schools superintendent post and the application deadline has been extended until noon today.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
Eight people have applied for the Dickinson Public Schools superintendent post and the application deadline has been extended until noon today.
The original deadline was Thursday, but Dean Rummel, School Board president, said the extension was needed because the district Web site was down for two days.
“Our application and everything is online, so some applicants could not download it,” Rummel said. “They’re also allowed to submit electronically, so they were unable to do it during that period of time.”
Vince Reep, business manager and director of personnel for Dickinson Public Schools, said the Web site was running at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He said at least one candidate tried to submit while it was down.
Rummel said he also wanted to make sure the weather and road conditions didn’t have an effect on applications.
“I was concerned if we have some things that are postmarked, we may get delivery of them a little late, depending on where they’re coming from,” Rummel said.
Superintendent Paul Stremick is resigning and his last contracted day is June 30.
Reep said eight applications were turned in by Thursday, which is about what he expected.
“I’m certainly pretty happy that we have eight,” Rummel said.
A special School Board meeting will be held Wednesday to review the applications. Interviews begin March 2.