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Applications roll in for school principals’ jobs

 

Livingston School District officials will begin screening applications Thursday for principal openings at three Livingston schools.

Dozens of applicants responded to job postings the district advertised on the Internet starting in mid-March, Superintendent Rich Moore said during a School District Board meeting Thursday night. 

The district is seeking to replace retiring principals Jim Huntzicker, Tena Versland and Gary Kane, of Winans Elementary, Sleeping Giant Middle School and Park High School respectively.

Committees from each school will begin screening applicants — of which there are 24 for the SGMS position, 25 for the Winans position and 15 for the Park High position — next week, Moore said.

Most of the applicants are from Montana, but some applied from as far away as Hawaii, Alaska and Florida, Superintendents Secretary Jenny Stringer said Friday.

Following selections by those committees, an interview committee — composed of a teacher, a parent, an administrator and a school board member — will finalize recommendations to the school board. A school board meeting to receive the recommendations is tentatively scheduled for April 23.

Huntzicker, Versland and Kane each recently announced their decisions to conclude employment at the district at the end of the school year. Huntzicker is retiring, Versland is accepting a position at Montana State University and Kane has not announced his plans.