Members of the review panel for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education said this week that at least 50 people have applied for the position of superintendent.
The school system closed its application deadline Monday for the vacant superintendent position and now begins the process of picking a permanent replacement for Kevin Maxwell, who left the school system in August to take a similar position in Prince George's County.
The school system is expected to vote on the next superintendent in April. The contract for interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins' runs through June 30. The new superintendent is expected to begin a four-year term July 1.
Perkins declined to say this week if she had applied for the permanent position.
Stacy Korbelak, chair of the ad hoc superintendent search committee, said the firm conducting the search, Iowa-based Ray and Associates, was expected to give the school system access to its applications database, allowing each board member to review all applications and recommend up to 12 applicants for interviews.
“We will meet on March 5 to narrow down the list to somewhere between six to eight applicants,” Korbelak said.
She said the school system will conduct interviews in March, and “once we have narrowed down the applicants to between one to three finalists we will have them meet with a panel of stakeholders.
Meanwhile, she said, the school board’s budget and search committees have been reviewing superintendent contract language from other states and counties.