When the Board of education decided to hire Hazard, Young and Attea to consult on the Superintendent search, there was some grumbling (in Madison there is always some grumbling). Although the process is not complete, I think the money ($50,000 if I recall correctly) appears to have been well spent.
Everyone I’ve talked to, including Board members, has had good things to say about the qualifications of all three finalists and what each would bring to the district. I think it is just as important to note that each would bring very different strengths, that the Board has been given a real choice.
To me that is exactly where they should be at this point; faced with a hard decision, but one that is between distinct choices.
Best of luck to all involved.
Thomas J. Mertz