The Camas school board said it will use a search firm to find a one-year interim superintendent for 2021-22 and conduct a search next school year for the permanent replacement of the school district’s top administrator.
The school board met with community leaders, cabinet administration and staff before deciding on which direction to go to replace outgoing Superintendent Jeff Snell, who’s served in that role since 2016. He begins his new post as Vancouver Public Schools’ superintendent July 1.
The decision by the board was made following an executive session during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
“We heard from the community the value of this position, and in order to take the next step, it will take time for evaluation as we refine our path forward,” board President Tracey Malone said.
Camas is the fourth Clark County school district to have a top-level district leadership change for the 2021-22 school year. Battle Ground and La Center school districts both promoted deputy superintendents to their top jobs. Vancouver Public Schools used the Nebraska-based search firm McPherson and Jacobson to attract 34 applicants nationwide for the position Snell was appointed to last month.