Scott McFarland http://wuis.org en Dist. 186 Will Look At Additional Cuts To Budget http://wuis.org/post/dist-186-will-look-additional-cuts-budget <p>As Springfield public schools look to save around $5 million dollars, jobs and programs are on the chopping block. And yet, some say even those cuts would not save enough.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:31:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 19703 at http://wuis.org Dist. 186 Will Look At Additional Cuts To Budget District 186 Considers Tax Referendum Possibilities http://wuis.org/post/district-186-considers-tax-referendum-possibilities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Springfield's district 186 is struggling to fill a 5 million dollar gap in the budget for the coming school year. A group of parents and community members say they have an answer to supplementing the district's budget: raise property taxes. But passing a referendum will prove challenging. And if it's going to happen, some say efforts to get the word out need to ramp up now.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:05:07 +0000 Rachel Otwell 18670 at http://wuis.org District 186 Considers Tax Referendum Possibilities Superintendent Search Draws Feedback From Springfield Community http://wuis.org/post/superintendent-search-draws-feedback-springfield-community <p>A search firm hired by district 186 to help in the hunt for a new Springfield public schools superintendent recently shared its findings after turning to parents, teachers, and the community at large for feedback. Board member Scott McFarland joins us to discuss some of the findings, and talk about the profile of qualities being sought after in a superintendent candidate:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:28:08 +0000 Rachel Otwell 11563 at http://wuis.org Superintendent Search Draws Feedback From Springfield Community District 186 Launches Online Survey For Superintendent Search http://wuis.org/post/district-186-launches-online-survey-superintendent-search <p></p><p>Residents of Springfield can provide input online as District 186 continues a search for its next leader.</p><p>School Exec Connect, the firm hired to help with the superintendent search,&nbsp; has set up a web-based survey which asks about leadership qualities and goals that are a priority for the community.</p><p>School board member Scott McFarland says the survey is an opportunity to get feedback from those who weren't able to attend community meetings this summer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:31:38 +0000 Peter Gray 8781 at http://wuis.org District 186 Launches Online Survey For Superintendent Search 186 Plans Focus Group Mtgs To Aid Search For New Supt. http://wuis.org/post/186-plans-focus-group-mtgs-aid-search-new-supt <p>The search continues for a new superintendent for district 186. So far eight people have applied for the position to head Springfield public schools. The district is currently planning a two day summit later in the month consisting of meetings among the search firm leading the effort, teachers, parents, and other community members. Board member Scott McFarland is helping plan the meetings. He says the search firm hopes to garner more applicants and then narrow down the options based on feedback from the board and the community:</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:38:59 +0000 Rachel Otwell 6839 at http://wuis.org 186 Plans Focus Group Mtgs To Aid Search For New Supt. Interview: Springfield School Board Member, Scott McFarland http://wuis.org/post/interview-springfield-school-board-member-scott-mcfarland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">WUIS has brought you interviews with all the new Springfield school board members seated last month. Today we speak with Scott McFarland – he’s serving his second term on the board. McFarland recently saw the closures of multiple schools in his district on the north-east side of town. He tells WUIS about that as well as problems within the previous school board:</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:17:19 +0000 Rachel Otwell 4208 at http://wuis.org Interview: Springfield School Board Member, Scott McFarland Dist. 186 To Interview Search Firms Re: New Superintendent http://wuis.org/post/dist-186-interview-search-firms-re-new-superintendent-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Springfield school board decided last night it will begin interviewing search firms and may hire one to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">find a new superintendent for district 186. The district has an interim superintendent who took over for Walter Milton at the beginning of April. It’s been debated since then how to go about finding someone to permanently replace him.</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:27:54 +0000 Rachel Otwell 2461 at http://wuis.org Dist. 186 To Interview Search Firms Re: New Superintendent