An online survey will be available from 26 April - 2 May for parents and community members to help identify those specific traits and skills desired (check the District website for this survey starting 26 April).
Parents and community members will also be able to participate in a Search Focus Group on Monday, April 30 from 6:30PM - 7:30PM. The location for this focus group is currently set for the Central Office, but may move across the street to Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
Once all community input has been collected, Cooperative Educational Service will put together an ideal candidate profile that it will use to recruit Superintendent candidates. All candidates will be ranked into a 3-tier system based on how their skills and traits compare to the "ideal" list. A Tier 1 ranking will mean a candidate is a very close match between ideal and actual skills. A Tier 2 ranking will mean the candidate has some desired traits, but not all, and Tier 3 candidates will be not recommended for hire. The BOE will then choose which candidates it wants to interview (from any tier), and CES will assist in the interview process.
The timeline for this process has been accelerated due to the fact that the BOE wants the new Superintendent to have input on other administrative hirings in the district: specifically, an Assistant Superintendent, a Principal, and other positions. CES acknowledged that it hoped to have the search finished by the end of June.