Two dozen apply to fill Coatesville school superintendent job
COATESVILLE The Coatesville Area School District is reviewing two dozen applications for superintendent, a job it hopes to fill by the spring.
The applicants have varied experience levels and backgrounds and come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington state, said Wayne LeClair of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, who has been helping the district in its search since late October.
The district's former superintendent, Richard Como, resigned early in the school year after the discovery of racist and sexist text messages about students and staff that he exchanged with athletic director Jim Donato.
As the district's school board members choose a new superintendent to replace the interim one, they said they will refer to a survey released in the fall asking for community input on desirable attributes in the new superintendent. More than 500 students, parents, staff members, and community members filled out the survey, the district said.
Respondents said they're seeking a leader skilled in administration management, school finance, and community relations, the district said.
- Michaelle Bond