The Carson City school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the next steps in the superintendent search after John Goldhardt withdrew his candidacy March 25.
The board will discuss its options in the recruitment process, which include reopening the search, offering the position to second choice of existing applicants using the contract terms previously approved or take other action at filling the position.
The board originally offered a contract to Goldhardt with a one-year term and a base salary of $170,000. He requested that amount to be increased to $175,000. During the board’s March 22 meeting, the trustees rejected Goldhardt’s changes and asked board President Richard Varner to return to Goldhardt with their original contract offer.
Goldhardt submitted a letter to the board March 25 and said he would withdraw his candidacy outlining concerns about the one-year term, stating multi-year terms are typical for superintendents across the country. He also said the board appeared divided on his hire.
Prior to its Feb. 22 meeting, the board had chosen Goldhardt and district fiscal services officer Andrew Feuling for final interviews, then selected Goldhardt in a 4-3 vote.
Approval of offering the superintendent’s position to Feuling would have a financial impact of up to $170,000 plus benefits, according to the agenda. The item is for possible action.
The meeting will take place in the Robert Crowell Board Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.