COLUMBIA — Columbia School Board members are set to discuss the search for a new superintendent at the board's Monday meeting.
Chris Belcher announced in a letter to the Board of Education on Wednesday that he will retire as superintendent at the end of the school year.
School Board Vice President James Whitt said the board will begin the discussion regarding the search. He said board members need to put their thoughts together before they can start the search.
District spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said board members hope to discuss the next steps. She said one question is whether they will look within Columbia Public Schools for the new superintendent or search externally.
The board does not have a set timeline, but Whitt said the search is a top priority.
The board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Neil C. Aslin District Administration Building, 1818 W. Worley St.
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