MONROE, La. (AP) — The Monroe City School Board's superintendent search committee would like to have a new superintendent at the helm by July 1, but they are only willing to offer the new hire a one-year contract.

The News-Star reports the committee met Tuesday to set the time line and to determine the process of replacing Superintendent Kathleen Harris, who agreed to an early end of her contract in August.

The board plans to conduct its own search rather than have a national search firm submit candidates for their review.

The committee also agreed that no candidate's application would be held confidentially. Upon receipt by the school board, at least the basic information will be available to the public.