School Board Officially Hires Daniel Nerad as Birmingham's Next Superintendent
School Board President Susan Hill said the current superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District signed a contract with Birmingham Tuesday afternoon.
It's official: the Birmingham Board of Education passed a resolution Tuesday night officially hiring Daniel Nerad at the district's next superintendent.
School Board President Susan Hill said Nerad — the current superintendent of the Madison (WI) Metropolitan School District — signed a contract with the district earlier Tuesday, with an official start date of July 1.
The school board selected Nerad, 60, as the next superintendent on June 11 after a two-month search process. Nerad was one of two finalists after five semifinalists interviewed in late May and early June.
The school board has been working to replace outgoing superintendent David Larson, who announced in late March that he would be taking a superintendent position in Glenbard Township, IL. Tuesday was Larson's last school board meeting.
After naming Nerad as a finalist, Hill and trustee Steve Scheidt visited Nerad in Madison, a trip which illustrated, according to Scheidt, the profound impact Nerad has had on teachers, students and parents.
"We felt good coming in, we felt great coming out," Hill said.
According to Hill, Nerad continues to negotiate a way out of his contract in Madison. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Nerad's current contract expires in June 2013 and requires he give five months' notice before leaving.
However, Madison School Board President James Howard said last week the board would be willing to negotiate ways to help Nerad leave. Hill said they expect a final plan from Nerad later this week.