As Adams County/Ohio Valley School Superintendent Richard Seas prepares to step down from his position, the local Educational Service Center will help lead the search for a new one, it was announced last week. The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center has been tasked by the district to assist with the selection of the next superintendent.
According to a news release, Southern Ohio ESC has many years of experience assisting boards of education with Superintendent and Treasurer searches. “Southern Ohio ESC’s mission is to ensure excellence in performance by pioneering high-quality services and learning through shared expertise fostering student, family, and community successes by addressing tomorrow’s challenges today,” said the agency.
The ESC plans to move quickly with the process. The application period for the position will send on April 24th, interviews will commence on May 4th, and action is anticipated to occur on a new hire by May 22nd. The new Superintendent will begin their duties on August 1st with a salary of between $130,000 – $160,000.
Seas first came to Adams County in 2015 after leaving the Coldwater Exempted Village School District. Seas had served as Superintendent in that district for over a decade before coming to Adams County/Ohio Valley School District. Seas will have served for eight school years at the time of his retirement.
The Adams County/Ohio Valley School District was created in 1970 and the present district encompasses 487 square miles, the second largest in Ohio.