UPDATE: Search for interim Lansing superintendent begins

Published: Dec. 19, 2019 at 7:39 AM EST
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The search begins for Lansing school district's interim superintendent.

Board members will meet Thursday night to start interviewing prospective candidates.

According to the agenda, board members will be breaking down the recruitment process to search for the superintendent, which will include salary, what the school board is looking for in a candidate, and what the board has done so far.

As of right now there's only one person on the interview list, Sam Sinicropi, a former superintendent for Saline Area Schools.

Delsa Chapman is the acting interim superintendent until the board chooses a new interim superintendent.

The search for an interim superintendent comes after acting superintendent Mark Coscarella’s request to be placed on voluntary paid non-disciplinary administrative leave.

He was the lead candidate for the position until a

that he sexually harassed a former student teacher and allowed students to watch pornography when he was Holt's baseball coach.

Dr. Coscarella's leave of absence is described by the district as a "voluntary, paid, non-disciplinary administrative leave until further notice while a full and fair investigation and search to replace retiring superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul is underway."

Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search Services at Michigan Association of School Boards, Greg Sieszputowski tells News 10 it will take some time to find a good match for Lansing size and needs.

"A district like Lansing, with their programs, size and diversity, is going to require someone with some special skills for sure. But we're pretty confident we're going to be able to find them a great candidate,”

Sieszputowski anticipates the board will hire its next superintendent by June or July.

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