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Board of Education Approves Request for Proposals to Begin Superintendent Search Process

The seven members of the Rockwood Board of EducationThe Rockwood School Board approved a Request for Proposals for superintendent recruitment search firm services to begin the process of recruiting a new superintendent of schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The Board approved the RFP during closed session of the Aug. 11, 2021, meeting, due to the RFP involving personnel matters and specifications for competitive bidding.

The RFP is open through Aug. 26, with selection of a search firm scheduled for Sept. 16. The Board has established a timeline for the consultant to open the application period from Oct. 4 through Nov. 10, and for the Board to select and announce the new superintendent in December 2021.

Rockwood’s current interim superintendent, Dr. Tim Ricker, began in his role on July 1, and his contract runs through June 30, 2022. The Board approved Ricker’s hire on in early May, then set to work on planning a process and timeline for selecting a new superintendent for the 2022-2023 school year.

As the search for a new superintendent continues, Rockwood will post updates on the district website. For any questions and comments related to the superintendent search, please email rockwoodnews@rsdmo.org.