The West Ada School District needs a superintendent who is strong in both business and education, district residents told the school board Monday night.
About a dozen people spoke before the board during a listening session as trustees begin a search to replace former superintendent Linda Clark, who abruptly left the district in October.
One parent said a superintendent should be more visible at schools. A new superintendent should be someone who "is willing to engage with the school community," said Miki Wilmonen, a parent with two children in the district.
Coming Wednesday: Statesman reporter Bill Roberts looks at what is at stake in hiring a new West Ada superintendent.