LL-H board preps for school chief interviews

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board memebrs take the oath of office along with the board’s newest member, Rob Johnson. Seated are, clockwise from left, Kim Codere, Jennifer Beaudette, Johnson, Superintendent Craig Sundblad, Stacey Sedar, Jeff Dennis, Lori Ambuehl and Patricia Burton.

LAKE LINDEN — Three people have applied to become the next superintendent of Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said Monday.

The district Board held a special meeting Monday to discuss topics and questions for the interviews with candidates.

Sundblad announced last year he would retire at the end of June.

Candidates will give 3-5-minute opening statements. The rest of the hour-long sessions will be taken up with questions on topics ranging from leadership to school curriculum.

Questions will not be provided to the candidates ahead of time.

Middle school special education teacher Melissa Corrigan provided a list of questions to the board she said she would like to see asked, which included subjects such as student engagement.

The three candidates must provide references and state administration certification (or a plan to acquire it) by Friday.

The board hopes to hire a candidate “as soon as possible,” although the district has no set timetable, said Jeff Dennis, the board’s vice president.

With Sundblad staying on board until June 30, there is no rush, he said.

“They’re not going to hire someone they don’t think is right for the job,” Sundblad said.

New member Rob Johnson, who the board appointed last week, was also sworn in Monday.