The Cambrian

Trustees to hear recruitment proposals to replace Coast Unified superintendent

Three proposals to handle recruitment for a new superintendent for Coast Unified School District are due for presentation Wednesday to district trustees.

The previous superintendent, Chris Adams, left the district after five years in September to take a job with the Association of California School Administrators in Sacramento. Adams was earning a salary of about $168,000 at Coast Unified.

Richard Malfatti, an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and retired school-district superintendent, is serving as interim superintendent this school year.

Coast Unified has a total of about 740 students at four campuses, including grammar and middle school students from Cambria and San Simeon. Its high schools serve those areas, plus Cayucos. The annual district budget is about $12.3 million.

Cosca Group, Education Leadership Services, and the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education are scheduled to give presentations on their proposed recruitment services starting at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1350 Main St., Cambria. Each presentation is allocated 45 minutes.

The Cosca Group of Fairfield proposes to conduct the search for a flat fee of $13,275; Education Leadership Services of Oakdale for $13,950; and the county office for no charge.