The School Board has blundered. This is a poor way to run a school district.
If the School Board wants to see changes and a smooth transition to a new superintendent then they need to make a one-year agreement with Dr. Schmidt and initiate a broad search for a new superintendent with a year to plan the transition.
If in this confusion they can not do that then they need to bring back someone formerly on the admin team to serve as an interim superintendent while they do a careful search for a new superintendent.
Dr. Schmidt has been a good leader for the Los Alamos Public Schools. He deserves better from our school board.