The RSU 34 board will formally decide on how to conduct its search for the next superintendent at its upcoming meeting, said Dill, who also serves as state senator for the area. The board expects to form a search committee and potentially enlist the help of the Maine School Management Association.
“He’s been great for the RSU,” Dill said of Walker.
Walker told school board members five years ago that he didn’t plan to seek an extension of his contract after its end in 2022.
“It is bittersweet for me to see the process begin,” he said of the search for his replacement. “The board is dedicated. They will be diligent in their efforts to find the next superintendent.”
Before assuming his current position in 2005, Walker led SAD 41 — which serves Milo, LaGrange and Brownville — for more than six years. He previously worked as a teacher in both that district and in neighboring SAD 31, which serves Howland, Enfield, Lowell, Burlington, Edinburg, Maxfield, and Passadumkeag.