Board searches for superintendent

January 27, 2010

Paige Castren

The Board of Education is in search of a new superintendent, because Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) superintendent Dr. Milt Werner will be retiring on June 30 for personal reasons. He started July 1, 2008, as an interim and full time in Jan. 2009. The board is conducting a full search, in which they develop a leadership profile, advertise the position and interview possible candidates after receiving applications, interview possible candidates.

Students were encouraged to input their opinion on the leadership profile on the district website, which ended Jan. 18. Student leaderships teams also met Jan. 11.

President of the Board of Education Lara York said that a new superintendent has the potential to change the tone and the culture of the district.

“The board is glad to be going through with the full search. We are looking for the best superintendent,” York said.

Board will present a summary and a draft of the leadership profile at a meeting Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the FUSD Office. She encourages students to come to the meeting and to give feedback to ASB. She hopes to be done with the whole process by May.