CHURUBUSCO — A public work session began Monday’s meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools’ Board of School Trustees, where the board discussed two main topics — procedures for the employment of a new superintendent and the process of replacing board members Mike Sturgis and Gary Smith.
Ralph Bailey has been interim superintendent since his predecessor, Steve Darnell, resigned during the summer. The board hopes to fill the position by January, 2013 — June at the latest.
Sturgis is resigning at the end of this year, and although Smith signed up to be on the ballot and is running unopposed, he has decided to step down. Erik Weber, the school district’s attorney said Smith would take the oath after being elected and then resign. The school corporation will then begin the process of finding replacements for both board members.