It’s no secret that school districts across the state continually search for ways to maximize efficiencies while minimizing costs. In some instances, districts have agreed to share a superintendent’s role and responsibilities across two districts.

In a necessary step to begin such a process, the Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District Board conducted a special meeting Nov. 22, with the lone agenda item being consideration of a request for proposals from search firms. The firms would inform the board of their costs and timeframes should the board decide to go further in the process of sharing a superintendent with another district.

The motion was unanimously approved by phone.

At this point, it is undecided if Rob Busch, current Ed-Co superintendent, would be shared with another district, or if another district’s superintendent would be shared with Ed-Co.

“We’re just trying to figure out how to get what kind of administrative mix we need here,” Busch said.