Finalists Selected For Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Superintendent

LAUREL – After announcing the opening of the application process for the Superintendent of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Schools on February 6, the nominees have been narrowed down to four as of Sunday, March 4.

The four finalists are Jeremy Christiansen, Mike Halley, Brad Hoesing and Kyle Finke. Jeremy and Mike will interview on Monday, March 12 as Brad and Kyle will interview at LCC School on Tuesday, March 13.

LCC has buildings in Laurel and Coleridge, with a PK-12 enrollment of 485 students.

According to the schools’ website, the District has great teachers in supportive communities, financial stability, a commitment to quality education and has completed a successful consolidation.

Enrollment broken down for PK – 4th (221), 5 – 8th (140) and 9 – 12th (124). The certified staff for PK – 4th (16.5), 5 – 8th (12) and 9 – 12th (19.5) to total 48.

The Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Superintendent Search Service is conducted by Dr. Jon Habben, Executive Director while Alan Harms and Jim Havelka are both consultants.

Positions who make up the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Board of Education include Steve Schutte (President), Carol Erin (Vice President) and Betty Jo Leapley (Secretary). Other members are Robert Colwell, Jay Hall, Samuel Recob, Tyler Specht, Dustin Thompson and John Wolfgram.

The anticipated hire date is Monday, March 19 as the new Superintendent’s contract will begin July 1, 2018.