Swisher is finalist for Neb. City job

NEBRASKA CITY — Hartington Public School Supt. Scott Swisher is a finalist for a similiar position in Nebraska City.
Swisher is one of four candidates vying to be the new superintendent at Nebraska City Public Schools in Southeast Nebraska.
Swisher has been the superintendent of Hartington Public Schools since 1997. Prior to that, he served as the Hartington Elementary School Principal for seven years.
The Nebraska City school board will meet Monday to approve a contract for the new superintendent.  Swisher was one of four candidates interviewed last week after being selected from a pool of 19 applicants.


Each of the Nebraska City candidates toured the community and schools last week and participated in formal interviews with district administrators, members of the community, a group representing certified and classified staff members and the Nebraska City School Board.
“We’re really pleased with the quality of applications,” Board President Tom Farrell said. “We’re sure we’re going to find someone to fit our needs.”
The new superintendent will begin his post July 1.  Current superintendent Keith Rohwer announced his resignation in September.
In October, Nebraska City school district voters passed a $23.89 million bond issue for several facility projects, including a new elementary school and additions and renovations at their other elementary school and at the high school.
The superintendent search for Nebraska City, a class B school, was conducted by the Nebraska Association of School Boards, hired by the district in November.
Besides Swisher, other candidates interviewed included a Middle School Principal at Glenwood, Iowa, a superintendent/elementary principal at Nishna Valley Schools in Iowa and a superintendent at Logan View Public Schools in Hooper, Nebraska.