Caledonia — The Caledonia Community Schools Board of Education has begun the search process for its next superintendent and is accepting applications from internal staff members.
At a special board meeting held on Nov. 28, the motion was approved, after discussion, to start the search with an internal posting of the position.
Board President Marcy White explained the decision to search from within the district’s pool of candidates in a press release: “This will provide qualified candidates from within the district, who understand our unique needs and values, the opportunity to apply for the position first,” she said.
Prospective internal candidates are encouraged to submit their applications before noon on Friday, Dec. 8.
The Board plans to conduct a thorough review of all submitted application materials during its regularly scheduled December 11 board meeting and decide if they will expand their search to external applicants.
“The Board acknowledges the profound impact that the selection of a new Superintendent has on the entire community and is committed to maintaining a fair and transparent process throughout the search for our next leader,” White said.
Dirk Weeldreyer has been serving as interim superintendent since June 2023, following the departure of Dedrick Martin.
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