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School district to use search firm to find superintendent

by Meg Bonacorsi

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wausau school leaders are on the hunt for a new superintendent. 

The school board decided Monday night they'll use a search firm to help find superintendent Steve Murley's replacement.

Murley recently announced he's accepted the superintendent position in the Iowa City School District.

By Wednesday, the search committee plans to have a proposal of three possible firm choices.


"One of the things that the board recognizes is that we want our stakeholders in the community to have input on the values and the qualities they would like in a superintendent and a search firm would help us provide that," said Michelle Schaefer, Board President.

School leaders would also like to have a superintendent hired by August 1.

The school board president says a search firm may also help them with the short notice.

She says if they decide to hire one, it's partially because firm workers are trained professionals who specialize in finding exactly the type of person the board is looking for.

Steve Murley did give the board a list of potential interim superintendents in case they don't find a permanent hire in time.

Right now they're looking to spend anywhere from $130,000 to $160,000 as far as salary goes for a new superintendent.

Murley makes just over $152,000.

Online Reporter: Meg Bonacorsi

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