BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood school board Wednesday reviewed the timeline and framework for its ongoing search for a new superintendent.

The need for a permanent replacement for the district's top leadership position was created after the board fired superintendent Merrill Grant last month amid a teacher abuse scandal. Former Brentwood schools superintendent Doug Adams is leading the search as the district's interim superintendent.

"You have many good candidates. I don't have to work too hard to sell it," Adams said of the search and the district's reputation, respectively.

The job posting has been published and candidate applications are due by April 12. Community members will have an opportunity to provide input on the selection process during a forum April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Edna Hill Middle School Theater.

A panel consisting of teachers, parents, principals and other district staff will conduct the first round of finalist interviews April 25. The school board will hold final interviews of top applicants April 27.

Once details of the employment contract are ironed out, Adams noted, the school board is likely to approve the new superintendent hire by May 8.