by Stan Jester [reposted from the Fact Checker] >>
The community engagement portion is complete and the Superintendent Search Liaison group convened for it’s first meeting last Monday (March 2). As PROACT describes it, the liaison group meeting was a passionate 2 hour discussion over procedures, protocols and next steps.
Superintendent Search Update
The first 12 pages of the Position Profile is a 10,000 ft view of the school district gleaned from the community engagement sessions and state databases. The minimum qualifications include a Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a public school administrative position (e.g., principal, superintendent). Hopefully the liaison group and board will seek to surpass the stated minimum qualifications.
Marketing and recruiting have not begun, yet 119 people have already expressed an interest in the position. That includes 30 sitting superintendents and almost 30 deputy or assistant superintendents from across the country.
Moving forward, the search firm will take about 6 weeks to market and recruit superintendent candidates. PROACT will present the best 20 to 30 candidates to the liaison group. PROACT and the liaison group will select the best 10 to 12 candidates to present to the board. The board will select semi finalists to bring down for interviews. The finalists will spend 3 days with the board and liaison group visiting the community.