Friday, May 21, 2010

Application Deadline Extended for Superintendent

The Superintendent Search process continues to make progress toward the final selection of a permanent superintendent. In February, the Board of Education approved a search process that included an extensive community engagement effort, seeking to provide all stakeholders with opportunities to provide input into the selection of a new superintendent.

A key element of the search and selection process has been the work of the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee, a group of 15 volunteers representing a wide-range of interests from our school communities. The Advisory Committee helped develop a detailed superintendent job description, helped facilitate five town hall meetings, met to review all submitted applications and submitted their top candidate recommendations to the Board.

On May 18, the Board met for an initial review of the applications and to review the recommendations of the Advisory Committee. The Board directed staff to keep the position open though June 4 to encourage more applicants. The Human Resources Department will continue to advertise for the position until that date.

The selection process is still ahead of schedule. Once the position closes on June 4, the Advisory Committee will review any additional applications, make further recommendations, if applicable, and the Board will schedule interviews to narrow the field of candidates to three finalists. The three final candidates will be asked to make a presentation at a community meeting prior to the Board making a final selection. The Board’s goal is to make a selection in June or early July. For more information, please go to .