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CCS Hires Superintendent Search Firm: Names Of Applicants Won't Be Released

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a 25 thousand dollar contract with the superintendent search firm BWP & Associates. 

The Illinois-based firm will not make public a list of all applicants.  A spokesperson told the board last week 15 candidates have applied so far in a process that is open until Saturday.  BWP will evaluate the candidates and forward a portion of them to the board by September 5th, but will not disclose the names. The board's initial superintendent search was brought to a temporary halt in March, when the state auditor accused board members of violating open meetings laws by making decisions on candidates behind closed doors. The board restarted the process with a new search firm, and has promised to be more transparent. 

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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