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BOE discussed what’s next in the search for a new superintendent

BOE discussed what’s next in the search for a new superintendent

Superintendent Search The Wichita Board of Education moved quickly on some first steps to begin the superintendent search during its January 9 meeting to expedite the search process. The BOE approved to create an online survey to invite employees and community members to share their opinions on characteristics they would like in the next superintendent. They will invite Dr. Mike Casserly, Executive Director of the Council of Great City Schools, to come to their January 23 meeting to help develop a candidate profile based on feedback received from the survey and other community input. The BOE asked staff to develop an RFP (Request for Proposal) for search firms. The BOE did not commit to hiring a search firm, but wanted to begin the process if they choose to do so in order to save time. Click here to watch the BOE discussion.

The Board also plans on scheduling a special meeting either late January or early February to finish developing a candidate profile. BOE President Sheril Logan said that after receiving input from the survey and developing a profile for an ideal candidate, they will make the job posting available to internal candidates first before opening it nation-wide.

Click here to complete the survey. The survey will be available until the end of the day on January 19.

“I am happy that we were able to get the process started so we can begin to find a new superintendent,” Logan said.

Up-to-date information on the superintendent search can be found online at www.usd259.org/superintendentsearch. A link to the community survey will be shared on the website after its developed.

Feedback and questions can be emailed at superintendentsearch@usd259.net. All messages will be sent to the BOE for their consideration throughout the superintendent search process.

Superintendent John Allison accepted the superintendent’s position with the Olathe Public Schools beginning next school year.