With 20 days before the 2006/07 school year begins, the Clay Community School Board of Trustees announced Tim Rayle will be the new principal of Northview High School.
"(Rayle) did an excellent job during the interview process and was very excited about coming to the community," said Dottie King, board president. "(The board) is eager to see what ideas he has for Northview High School."
The application process for the vacant principal position took place during three weeks in June. Eight applicants were selected and then screened by a panel of parents, teachers and administrators. The remaining four were interviewed and narrowed down to two by the board. Rayle was one of the final two candidates interviewed Wednesday.
Superintendent Dr. Dan Schroeder said the board considered the state averages of salary and benefit packages of principals working in similar sized corporations to ensure quality personnel would apply for the position.
Rayle was offered a $90,000 per year, two-year contract with the regular $15,000 benefit package offered to recently hired administrators. This is slightly more than the previous principal's contract, according to King, but it is in line with the board's position to seek out the best qualified personnel.
When Rayle will arrive at Northview High School is still not certain.
"When we pick someone else's principal it is only courteous to allow a little leeway and some time (for Rayle) to work