Shown above is the agenda for ELANCO's upcoming board meeting this Monday night. Go HERE to link to the agenda on their website.
The agenda for the upcoming Eastern Lancaster County School Board of Directors Meeting for July 18, 2016 makes no mention of a Director of District Operations position. The position is part of a deal recently approved by ELANCO and the Columbia Borough School Board. The job posting stated a deadline of "June 30, 2016 or until successful candidate is selected."
According to LNP, Columbia School Board President Tom Strickler stated his intention to apply for the position and has recused himself when the job was discussed at meetings.
Since Strickler's resignation includes an effective date of July 18, 2016 at 11:59 p.m., it has been widely speculated that July 18 would be ELANCO's decision date to appoint a candidate to the position. In theory at least, if Strickler were denied the position, he would still have time to rescind his resignation from the Columbia board.
An informed source tells Columbia Spy that ELANCO could hold an executive session before its regular board meeting in which the position and candidate(s) could be added to the agenda. The board could then vote on an appointment on Monday night.
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