Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Superintendent Finalist Community Presentation and Interview Scheduled

The selection process for a new Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District is coming to a conclusion.

The Board of Education will announce the final three candidates for the position on Tuesday, June 15. These candidates will be invited to participate in a televised interview and presentation to the community at 6p.m., Thursday, June 17, at the Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center,4100 Normal St. (92103).

This community presentation marks the culmination of a search process that over the last three months has given the public extensive opportunities to share their opinions with the Board about the most desirable skills and personal qualities needed in the next Superintendent. This outreach included five town hall meetings attended by parents, students, employees and community members as well as opportunities to submit suggestions through the district website.

In addition the process included the involvement of a board-appointed committee comprised of 15 volunteers who helped facilitate the town hall meetings and reviewed all applications for the position. Based on community input and the superintendent position description, the advisory committee submitted their recommendations to the Board of the candidates to be interviewed.

The Board will complete the interview process on June 15 and will announce the top three candidates on that date. On June 17, each final candidate will have 45 minutes to answer questions submitted in advance by the public and to present their qualifications. The presentations are open to the public and will be webcast as well as shown live on Cable Channel 16. The meeting video will be available for online viewing at any time. Please submit your suggested questions through the Superintendent Search website or by email at communications@sandi.net.

Following this community interview, the Board of Education plans to conduct final interviews and make a selection of the new Superintendent at the end of June or early July.