Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt is apparently on a short list of candidates for a superintendent of schools position with the Taos Municipal Schools.
Taos School Board member James Sanborn said their interview committee, which is made up of teachers, school administrators, the Taos parent-teacher organization and the Taos Pueblo has recently honed that list down from 18 candidates to six plus two alternates.
Sanborn declined to give specifics on why the eight candidates were chosen, saying it was a committee from the New Mexico School Board Association that started the process.
“They organized a small committee of people to come up with questions and issues that get used in the initial screening,” he said.
He did say though the board is formulating questions to ask them at a later date, possibly April 5.
“Tonight, the school board and the committee are having a meeting tonight to put together a list of questions to ask the candidates,” he said. Sanborn added they hope to have a new superintendent in by July 1, the start of the district¹s fiscal year.