The school boards from South Page and Sidney are one step closer to selecting a shared superintendent.
Boards from both school districts met all day Thursday, April 20, to interview five possible candidates.
Two candidates were invited back for a second round of interviews April 24 and 25.

The school boards from South Page and Sidney are one step closer to selecting a shared superintendent.


Boards from both school districts met all day Thursday, April 20, to interview five possible candidates.


Two candidates were invited back for a second round of interviews April 24 and 25.


Jerry A. Schutz of Grundy Center will interview for the superintendent position on Monday, April 24.


Schutz has served as the current superintendent at the Grundy Center School District for the past three years.


Tim J. Hood of Keokuk will interview for the top position on Tuesday, April 25.
Hood is the current superintendent at Keokuk Community Schools, serving since 2012.


The names of the other three candidates interviewed April 20 will not be made public.


On Monday and Tuesday, each candidate will meet with five interview teams during the day – administration, support staff, teacher, parent/community and board.


All interviews both days will take place at Sidney High School.  None of the interviews are open to the public.


After the second interview on Tuesday, both boards will meet together in closed session to select the new shared superintendent.  At that time, upon agreement by the candidate, a final announcement will be made.


Ron Peterman, South Page Board President, said, “The two candidates look promising and either would be a good fit for both districts.”


Each candidate, and their spouses, will tour the South Page and Sidney buildings and communities.


Heidi Lowthorp, Sidney Board President, said, “The whole superintendent search process had been fantastic and very smooth.”


Both boards are very happy with the selection process as outlined by G. Tryon and Associates out of Johnston.


Tryon and Associates was hired to help facilitate the search after current shared superintendent Gregg Cruickshank announced his resignation earlier this spring.
Cruickshank will be going to Homer, NE, to serve as superintendent.


Eighteen candidates applied for the Sidney / South Page position.  Both boards met April 18 to narrow that number to five, and will make their final choice next week.