West Ada Board plans third ‘listening session’ on superintendent hiring

West Ada School Board Trustees are planning a third listening session to hear what district residents want in a new superintendent.

The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Star City Hall, 10769 W. State Street.

Trustees have heard from about two dozen district residents and educators in previous listening sessions at Eagle Middle School and the District Office.

Board members are seeking to replace Linda Clark, who resigned in October and was terminated by the board in November.

In past listening sessions, people have told the board they want better communication between the district and parents. They also said the district needs to do more to improve student achievement.

Some have urged the board to make a wide search for a superintendent. Initial job postings went to Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana.

The board will widen the search if it can’t find a qualified candidate regionally, board chair Tina Dean said.

Read our report on the dynamics of hiring a new superintendent in West Ada School District.