SANDY — The Canyons Board of Education has established a timeline for the search to replace Superintendent David Doty, who has resigned to join a Utah-based education-reform consulting firm.

The selection process is expected to last nine months; Ginger Rhode, Canyons' deputy superintendent, will work as the interim superintendent until the board selects Doty's replacement.

The district will begin soliciting bids in July for a consultant to conduct a nationwide search for superintendent. A consultant will be named in September, and a public process will begin to gather input on the qualities and characteristics desired in a new superintendent.

Meetings with parents, patrons, students and employees will be conducted in October and the job is scheduled to be posted at the beginning of the year.

Consultants will identify candidates and finalists will be brought in for interviews.I hiring announcement is scheduled to be made at the first board meeting in March.