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Superintendent Search Gains Traction

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Board of Education will soon begin vetting executive search firms.

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Starting this week, the District 191 Board of Education will embark on the next part of its quest to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Randall Clegg—the search for an executive search firm.

This Thursday, the board will interview a trio superintendent search firms begining at 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative Service Center: Ray and Associates, PROACT Search and School Exec Connect. The three were chosen from a group of five that have submitted proposals.

After Clegg announced his retirement in September, the board opted to hire on a consultant to find candidates for superintendent. At the time, board members agreed that a search firm would be best able to provide the" expertise and guidance" necessary, along with an extensive national network of potential candidates. 

A search firm could be selected by the end of the week. From March to April, a pool of candidates will be subjected to interviews and community receptions. The district hopes to have a new superintendent by July 1.

According a story in the Savage Pacer from 2010 (when the superintendent's contract was reviewed), Clegg currently makes a salary of $180,000, with 28 paid vacation days, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year and a $400 monthly allowance for automotive expenses. The district also provides him with a cell phone and other electronic devices.

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