Former CC-C superintendent back with district

By Ryan Jeltema • Last Updated 9:38 am on Friday, October 14, 2011

CARSON CITY — Bob Swanson didn’t stay retired for long.
The former Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent is back with the district after the Board of Education approved a proposal to hire him as a financial consultant.
Swanson, who retired as superintendent on Aug. 31, will work alongside Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis for the remainder of the current school year.
Ellis will retain the title and duties of superintendent while Swanson will consult on financial matters, including next year’s budget and millage requests.
“We’re going to utilize the expertise of Duane and Bob to keep us going,” said Board President Tom Wilcox.
Swanson currently is in Florida and will assume his position when he returns. Ellis’ hours and salary will be reduced to pay for Swanson’s compensation, which will be determined later.
“Part of (Ellis’) salary will go to Bob,” Wilcox said. “They’re good friends and they’ll work well together. We thought it would be a good fix for now to have the expertise of two guys who have a lot of experience.”
Board members and Ellis decided last week to continue Ellis’ work through the end of the current school year. Wilcox said the board will begin the search for a permanent superintendent by January.
Wilcox said the board isn’t considering or ruling out any candidates for the position yet. He hopes to have a new superintendent in place early next summer, soon after the school year ends.
“We haven’t eliminated any possibilities at this point,” Wilcox said. “We’ll be open to whatever comes along.”
Swanson and Ellis could not be reached for comment.

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