Lora Wolff http://tspr.org en Keokuk Selects New Superintendent http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-selects-new-superintendent <p>The Keokuk School Board voted unanimously, Thursday night, to offer its superintendent job to Tim Hood.</p><p>Hood served as superintendent of the Creston Community School District for about 13 years.&nbsp; Creston is about 200 miles west of Keokuk.</p><p>He also served as superintendent at the Earlham Community School District (Iowa).</p><p>Keokuk School Board President Tyler McGhghy says Hood is a perfect fit for the district.&nbsp; He mentioned his work ethic, his devotion to technology and his handling of open enrollment.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 06:01:17 +0000 Jason Parrott 19269 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Selects New Superintendent Keokuk School Board Close to Decision http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-school-board-close-decision <p>The Keokuk School Board could announce the district&rsquo;s new superintendent as early as Thursday night during a special board meeting.</p><p>The panel met behind closed doors for about one hour Tuesday night.</p><p>President Tyler McGhghy says the board used the meeting to talk about the details of a potential contract with the firm helping the district, Cedar Rapids-based Ray &amp; Associates.</p><p>He says at this point, the maximum starting salary in a potential deal is $155,000.</p><p>McGhghy says the meeting was also used to discuss the six interviews conducted over the weekend.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 04:42:02 +0000 Jason Parrott 19160 at http://tspr.org Keokuk School Board Close to Decision Keokuk Could Hire Superintendent Soon http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-could-hire-superintendent-soon <p>The Keokuk School Board could hire a new superintendent as early as this weekend.</p><p>The panel will interview six candidates during special meetings on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.</p><p>The school district will not identify the finalists.&nbsp; The meetings will also be off-limits to the public per agreements between the candidates and the firm handling the search process.</p><p>The district received more than 40 applications.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:13:41 +0000 Jason Parrott 18920 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Could Hire Superintendent Soon Keokuk Superintendent Search Continues http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-superintendent-search-continues <p>The Keokuk School Board could soon see a list of potential superintendent candidates.</p><p>Business Manager Greg Reynolds says applications will be accepted through July 9.&nbsp; He says Ray &amp; Associates (Cedar Rapids, IA) will review the applicants in the hopes of presenting a final list to the board by July 23<sup>rd</sup>.</p><p>&ldquo;They are then going to interview (candidates) the following week,&rdquo; says Reynolds.&nbsp; &ldquo;I believe the 30<sup>th</sup> and 31<sup>st</sup> (of July) is the plan.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:50:16 +0000 Jason Parrott 17051 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Superintendent Search Continues In The Tri States http://tspr.org/post/tri-states-48 <p>A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from May 2012.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />During the month, former Macomb High School teacher and coach Daniel Watson and former Hamilton School Board member Dion Gregory both learned their sentences for inappropriate conduct with minors. A Burlington man was sentenced for starting a fire at a church in that town. Four young people from Burlington were killed when two boats collided on the Mississippi River.<br /> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 17:38:21 +0000 Rich Egger 16097 at http://tspr.org In The Tri States