Pleasanton's school board will hold a public meeting tonight to hear an update from a consulting firm it hired to search for a new superintendent.
The board will begin its special meeting in closed session at 6:30 p.m. and then host an open session at 7 p.m. to hear a progress report from representatives of consulting firm McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, about details of the search for a new district leader.
Pleasanton Unified is searching for a new superintendent after former superintendent Parvin Ahmadi resigned in May to become Castro Valley's superintendent. Former Amador Valley High principal Jim Hansen is filling in as interim superintendent until a new leader is chosen.
The board hired Omaha-based McPherson & Jacobson in November to facilitate its search after a competitive bid process led the board to select the firm's $28,000 offer.
The search firm is combing the U.S. for potential candidates, and then will have top candidates come to Pleasanton for interviews after conducting background screening.
Tonight's discussion is expected to include a timeline of important dates in the search process, as well as a general update about how the initial steps are going.
The board meets at the school district's headquarters on Bernal Avenue.