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Austin School Board to interview five semi-finalists for Superintendent vacancy starting February 16th

At the February 4th meeting of the Austin School Board, five semi-finalists were selected to interview for the school district’s superintendent vacancy. The semi-finalists were chosen from a pool of applicants and selected based on hiring criteria established by the School Board. The interviewees include Joseph Libby, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Services, West Des Moines Community Schools, IA, Joey Page, Superintendent at Byron Public Schools, Michael Raso, Former Superintendent. Bettendorf Community Schools, IA, Mark Raymond, Director of Human Resources, Austin Public Schools and Lori Volz, Executive Director of Finance & Operations for Austin Public Schools.  

 The school board has scheduled interviews for the semi-finalists beginning at 4:00 pm, on February 16th and continuing through February 17th.

 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted in Austin High School’s Christgau Hall via Microsoft Teams video conferencing. All interviews are open to the public. To create fairness for each candidate, the interviews will not be livestreamed. Interviews for candidates advancing to the second round will be conducted on February 18th starting at 1 pm with the same practice used for first round interviews.


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