The three candidates for superintendent of the Winona schools will have a full day of activities next week when they arrive in the city for interviews with the school board.
All three will pay a visit to the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce for a meet and greet, and be given tours of some of the school buildings including Winona High School.
Each will also include a luncheon with school board and community members. Each visit will end with a 90-minute interview with the school board.
Arriving Tuesday morning, will be two candidates Stephen Flisk and Dr. Patrick Sweeney. Sweeney will be interviewed at 5:00 p.m. and Flisk at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Stephen West will arrive Wednesday morning, February 19th, and his interview with the school board will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
After the Wednesday interview, the board is expected to pick one of three for the position.
All three interviews are open to the public.
Once a final candidate is selected the board will begin a process of negotiating a contract if that person accepts the position. The process will also include a site visit to the top candidate's place of employment.
The board hopes to ratify a contract with the new superintendent on April 3rd. with that person starting his new duties on July First.
Flisk is the current associate superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools, West is the director of education services at the Eden Prairie Schools and Sweeney is currently the assistant superintendent at the Paradise Valley Public School District in Arizona.