TPS hopes to announce new superintendent July 13Written by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Public Schools (TPS) Board of Education decided to examine a few remaining issues in the superintendent search during a special meeting July 6.
The board met in executive session for more than an hour to discuss the two superintendent candidates, Jerome Pecko and Tom Watkins.
“There’s still some outstanding issues that the board wanted to have addressed. So, for this part of the process we’ve asked our attorney, Keith Wilkowski, and they have asked me as president to continue to try and seek out those answers to those issues for both candidates,” said Bob Vasquez, board president.
The board hopes to announce the district’s new superintendent at a special meeting July 13.
Pecko, who has a Doctorate of Education from University of Akron, served as a superintendent for two different school districts. He was most recently a superintendent of Springfield Schools, in Akron, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that he served as Barberton City Schools from 1994 to 2003.
Watkins is president and CEO of TDW & Associates, an educational consulting firm. Watkins was superintendent of public instruction in Michigan from 2001 to 2005. Watkins has also worked a number of years at Wayne State University as special assistant to the president for K-12 relations and special assistant to the president for public school initiatives.
During the meeting, the board also decided to defer levy discussions to the district’s finance committee which meets July 9.
If TPS wants to place a levy on the November ballot, the type of levy will need to be decided by the end of July, Vasquez said.
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