This from Toni Konz at the Courier-Journal:
Shortly before the school board was scheduled to discuss a potential extension Monday night, Berman asked it to drop the discussion from its agenda. Board chairman Steve Imhoff complied, and the board voted 7-0 later in the meeting to hire a Nebraska executive search firm to help it find a successor to the embattled superintendent.
“At this point, I think it’s time for all of us to move on,” Berman told the board.
Afterward, he told reporters that “working with either a divided board or a board that has some concerns – it may be better to move on and let them select a new superintendent.” ...
After setting aside the Berman issue, board members voted to hire McPherson and Jacobson of Omaha, Neb., to help them find a new superintendent. The board has not yet approved a contract, but according to a proposal the firm submitted to the board last week the search is expected to cost the district $36,500 plus travel, office and advertising expenses.
Imhoff said he will negotiate an agreement and should have a contract ready for approval by the end of the month.
Two other search firms – Greenwood/Asher & Associates of Miramar Beach, Fla., and Ray and Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa – had interviewed before the board last week, along with the Omaha firm...