The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education on Thursday, Dec. 10 chose the search firm Finding Leaders of Independence to find its next superintendent -- at a cost of $11,400.

The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education on Thursday, Dec. 10 chose the search firm Finding Leaders of Independence to find its next superintendent -- at a cost of $11,400.

The consultant was one of four being considered, along with the Ohio School Boards Association, the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and K-12 Business Consulting Inc. of New Albany.

Finding Leaders' Ed Vittardi previously told the board the engagement process sets Finding Leaders apart.

"We'll engage you throughout the process," he said. "We'll get you in touch with what you're looking for. That engagement continues on with stakeholders in the community -- staff, parents. There's no one who will engage as much as we will. That's how the company was founded. That engagement goes through to the end of the process."

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