RUMFORD – With a few days left to go before the deadline, 11 people have submitted applications for the position of SAD 43 superintendent.

Superintendent Search Committee Chairman David McKivergan said the deadline is May 16. Then, Maine School Management Association will forward the applications of those who are qualified to lead the local district to the committee.

This is the second time the position has been advertised.

The search committee got close last month, but not quite close enough to seat a new leader.

McKivergan said the committee will screen the applications of those who are qualified late next week, then notify those who will be asked to be interviewed for the job. He said interviews should start during the first week of June.

He hopes a qualified candidate will be identified before June 10. That’s the date two of the Superintendent Search Committee members get off the SAD 43 school board. McKivergan is one of them. The other is Rumford representative Rosie Bradley. Neither McKivergan nor Bradley had chosen to run for a second, three-year term.

“We hope to get everything done on time,” he said.

Current Superintendent Danny Michaud’s contract ends June 30. If no one has been selected and confirmed by then, the district may hire a part-time superintendent to fill in until a permanent replacement is found.

“I want to get his concluded,” said McKivergan.

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