Congratulations are in order!
Congratulations to the Caldwell School District Board of Trustees on their selection of Tim Rosandick as their new Superintendent of Schools. After a long process involving numerous members of the staff and community members a final list of candidates was presented to the Board for their final determination. From that initial list of three finalists Mr. Rosandick was the candidate that the Board believed to be best qualified to lead the school district. He was the unanimous choice as he was not only the most professionally qualified but he also had that unique qualification that no other candidate possessed. He had a long and successful time in Caldwell as a teacher and administrator prior to his seven years as the Homedale Superintendent. School Board Chairman Chuck Stout praised Rosandick for his success working with the staff and community in Homedale, while noting his extensive ties with the Caldwell School District. He stated, “Tim brings a unique passion for the School District which was apparent in all of his interviews.”
Rosandick’s accomplishments over the past seven years at the helm of the Homedale School District are impressive. Some examples: Although State funding has been reduced in the past three years he has been able to maintain a positive general fund balance in excess of $1.4 million in a general fund budget of just over $7 million. He secured passage of a supplemental levy to assist in construction of the Vocational Building for the COSSA program. Recently, Rosandick was named administrator of the year by the Idaho Education Technology Association. Staff turnover at the Homedale School District during his tenure has never been in excess of 5%. For the year 2011 the Homedale School District and its schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act, a first for the District. During the last 3 years at Homedale High School the graduation rate exceeded 90%. In the spring of 2010 Rosandick was named administrator of the year for students with limited English proficiency by the Idaho Department of Education.
The Caldwell School District has a long-standing tradition of good schools with unequaled community support. The School Board’s selection of Rosandick is a positive sign that that tradition will continue.