The New Ulm District 88 School Board met with consultants on Tuesday to begin the process of searching for a new superintendent. Current District 88 Superintendent Harold Remme recently announced that he will be retiring at the end of the school year, and the South Central Service Co-op is providing a superintendent search team free of charge because the district is a member of the co-op. The team is being led by retired Mankato superintendent Ed Waltman. The process of finding a new superintendent begins with the co-op consultants meeting with the school board, district staff and students, parents and community members to create a profile for what the district is looking for in a new superintendent. Candidates will then be screened and narrowed down to 6 semi-finalists prior to the first round of interviews. Those 6 will then be reduced to 3 finalists and another round of interviews will take place. The school board expects to determine what a new superintendent’s salary and benefits would be by the end of March, with the hope being to approve a contract in the first half of April.