PITTSBURG — Top candidates for a new superintendent were presented to the Pittsburg USD250 Board of Education by Ray and Associates consultants during Monday’s meeting.

The discussion of these candidates was held in executive session and no action was expected to be taken on the selection of a final candidate.

The board and consultants also developed and finalized questions and procedures which to take during the interviewing and selection processes.

To help search for a new superintendent and assistant superintendent, Pittsburg USD 250 Board of Education selected Ray and Associates to do the job in December.

USD250 Superintendent Destry Brown is set to retire on June 30 — after nine years with the district and 34 years in education —  and Assistant Superintendent Ronda Fincher is set to resign at the end of the school year as well after 31 years in education.

On March 5 the board is scheduled to have its first round of interviews with the candidates and on March 12 the board is set to meet with the finalist, which will also be the final meeting with the consultants. The date is yet to be announced for optional on-site visits by leading candidates, as well as a contract offer.  

In other business the board approved the bids for the construction of a new gym at Pittsburg Community Middle School. Brown said the bid is $500,000 under budget and the contractors are from this region. The groundbreaking for this project will be at 10:30 a.m. on March 9 at the school.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.