Burnaby school board to search nationwide for next superintendent

The Burnaby school board is conducting a nationwide search for its new superintendent, to replace Claudio Morelli who retired in June.

"The idea is we would like to see what kind of talent is out there," said school board chair Larry Hayes of the national search.

"It may very well come down to the best people are with us already. But I think we really felt that having a wide open transparent process just gives a lot more air of credibility, to what we're doing in looking for the best person."

The district has appointed the firm of Odgers Berndtson to conduct the national executive search for the position, which is expected to continue into late fall.

"Partner groups will play an active role in the search process and will be contacted shortly to initiate their involvement in the selection process," the district said in a press release.

In the meantime, assistant superintendent Heather Hart has been appointed as acting superintendent effective Sept. 1.

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