PESHTIGO — The Peshtigo School District will be adding another new face to its administration team this school year.

Superintendent Patrick Rau, who has been in the district for more than a week, told the Peshtigo School Board the district is currently in search of a director of special education.

The position has been vacated by Kim Barlament, the current director of special education, because of retirement.

As of Wednesday morning, there are currently 11 applicants, Barlament said.

“The pool looks very decent,” she said. “I am pleased with who we have so far. Each day it seems like a couple more trickle in.”

Barlament and Rau have been talking for the last few days in terms of how many people will be interviewed. Both agreed on three to four candidates.

“Right now we’re looking at three or four that really stand out,” Rau said.

The board discussed who and how many members should be present during the interviews.

“In the past, we’ve had the whole board,” said Kelly Jones. “If people can’t come, they can’t come.”

Rau said with his previous experience in the role of superintendent, the entire board has been involved.

The board, Rau, Barlament, Peshtigo High School Principal Chad Sodini and Peshtigo Early Learning Center Principal Kelly Collins will be interviewing candidates July 25 beginning at 5 p.m.

Rau said, in talking with Barlament in the process of filling the position, she has recruited some of the special education teachers to sit in on the interviews.

“Having their input and helping pick and choose their new leader is important,” Rau said. 

In other matters:

■ The board listened to Rau’s transition plan within the school district.

■ The 2017-18 budget adjustments and the 2018-19 Peshtigo Early Learning Center handbook was approved.

■ The board adopted a resolution regarding academic standards.