BPS board plans superintendent search process

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck Public School Board is starting to search for Tamara Uselman's replacement after she announced her resignation last week.

School board members are debating on bringing in someone to help with the hiring.

The board also heavily considered hiring an interim superintendent for this year, allowing more time to search for the permanent role.

President Karl Lembke compared their position to other big districts on the hunt.

“The shortest one was Grand Fork's and they're at about four months, and they just selected someone. So if we think about this, we're end of February right now, the contract ends on June 30th, that's about 4 months from now,” said Karl Lembke, school board president.

Board member Matt Dagsveen and the H.R. director will meet with the North Dakota School Board Association next week for advice before the board makes a final decision.