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Eight apply to be principal of South Tahoe High

A progress report on the new South Tahoe High School schedule, along with an update on vacant administrative positions and summer construction projects, will be discussed at the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education meeting.

Director of Human Resources Beth Delacour is expected to tell the board about two or so applications for the chief financial officer position and about eight for the principal post at South Tahoe High School. The period for applications for the two positions, along with a director of finance and two school psychologists, closed at 5 p.m. Friday.

“I have a big pile for principal and lower (pile) for chief financial officer,” Delacour said.

With the low number of applications for the chief financial officer job, held this year by Superintendent Jim Tarwater, Delacour said the search may continue.

“We’ll see if what we got is what we needed,” she said. “If not, we’ll go back to the board.”

A search firm, California School Services, was used by the district when looking for a superintendent last school year. Delacour hinted the same might occur for the chief financial officer, but the school board must make the determination.

Tarwater said late last month he wouldn’t mind giving up the chief financial officer duties, but said he would like to remain the principal of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School.

The five board members will select one community liaison who will participate in the screening and interview process for the high school principal.

In addition, Tarwater will select five people from a pool of five staff members and one student to serve on the interview committee.

The new high school schedule consists of four classes in a two-semester school year. Principal Marcia Kaster said 1,356 students have been scheduled, but they could be switched into different classes depending on participation levels. “We’re still working out the details of which classes we’ll be able to run and what electives we’ll be able to offer,” Kaster said.

District Facilities Manager Steve Morales has more than a dozen projects tabbed for construction but need bids. The projects include replacing the seats at the high school theater, modernizing the middle school’s gym locker room, and fixing the high school parking lot and Sierra House Elementary playground.

If you go

What: Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board meeting

When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Bijou Community School at 3501 Spruce Ave.

On the agenda: Overview of vacant positions, construction schedule

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