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School board selects firm to run superintendent search, names new HR director

Original post made on Nov 4, 2015

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night chose a search firm to handle the recruitment, application and interview process of selecting a new district superintendent.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:13 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Joe
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:14 am

Ms. Parsons is an excellent choice. An internal candidate who knows the school district. A great hire by the Board.


Posted by Robin Taggart
a resident of Laguna Vista
on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

I am wondering why an independent firm needed to be hired to find a SuperIntendent. Why can't there be an internal hire? I know a lot of dedicated people in Pleasanton that would do a fantastic job in this position. It will be interesting to see who comes on board!!!


Posted by Dh
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:10 am

Were you really have to pay an outside firm 20 K each to a total of 100 grand for $200,000 job ? What a government farce. The school board and unions are in on it they should all be fired


Posted by FHS Parent
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

Dh - Did you read the article? The district accepted bids to conduct a search by several firms. The firms were not paid $20k each to submit a bid. One bid (McPherson & Jacobson) was accepted based on qualifications and prior performance. Their bid was $28k (bid range was $23k to $28k). It is normal to contract a search firm to hire a $200k position. Hiring a search firm does not preclude an internal hire: it ensures the candidate pool meets the expectations of the board and community.


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