Six members of the Minneapolis school board will recommend that the school board hire a search consultant and move quickly to hire a superintendent.
The full board, consisting of nine members, will vote on the recommendation Tuesday.
The superintendent search committee wants a search consultant that will guide them through creating a profile of what they want in the next district leader. The consultant will also help with community engagement and will ultimately find ideal candidates.
District staff estimate that the consultant will cost $30,000 to $40,000 for the entirety of the search.
The committee wants to see a new superintendent in place by the 2015 school year, but many of the board members said they'd rather have the best candidate and not rush the process.
"I don't want to limit ourselves by that timeline," said board member Rebecca Gagnon.
The committee will also recommend that the district give preference to a local search firm.