A group of three Arlington school board members is set to begin gathering proposals from "potential superintendent search consultants," according to a press release the district issued early Wednesday evening.
The board, which met in a closed session Tuesday night, hasn't decided yet whether it will actually hire a firm to look for a permanent superintendent. A vote on that decision will come at a later date, the statement said.
Hector Montenegro, Arlington's former superintendent, left in July, after questions came up about his financial involvements with nonprofits that did business with the district. He was on the job about six months. Montenegro's hiring followed the retirement of longtime Arlington Superintendent Mac Bernd. The district paid a search consultant $27,269.14 last year to help find Montenegro.
Earlier this week, trustee Wayne Ogle (left) said he didn't believe the district should conduct another national search. He thinks trustees would do just fine hiring from within the district's own administrators.
Ogle's not on the committee gathering information about consultants. Board president Jim Ash, board secretary Gloria Peña and member Peter Baron are.