SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UPDATE
Despite the current pandemic, the Board has been able to
move forward with the superintendent search. Last week, we met virtually with semi-finalists
to determine if any of those eight professionals might be a good fit for Sylvania.
We were able to narrow the field to four finalists. Our plan is to meet with these
finalists in person for a second interview on April 8th.
We are also in the process of setting up a virtual “Meet and
Greet” for a wide cross section of representatives from our staff and
community. They will be able to virtually access the finalists. Although
the final decision to hire the right person is that of the Board, we believe it
is essential for key stakeholders to offer feedback to be used in the decision-making
process. We are trying to balance safety with the necessity of hiring a leader
who will be ready for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
In doing so, we intend on keeping Ohio’s unfolding safety guidelines
in mind. We will update you on the process if things change from our current plan,
which could include again connecting with candidates virtually instead or even
delaying interviews. We appreciate the community’s understanding, flexibility,
and continued support as we continue the search for our next leader during this
very unusual time.
| January 27, 2020 ||Organizational Meeting for Superintendent Search Process |
| January 30, 2020 ||Announce the position statewide |
| January 31, 2020 ||Post Superintendent Search Profile Questionnaire |
| February 19, 2020 ||Profile Meetings with Stakeholder, Staff, and Community Focus Groups |
| February 23, 2020 ||Superintendent Search Profile Questionnaire Deadline |
| February 27, 2020||BOE review of Superintendent Search Profile (Special Board Meeting) |
| January 30 thru March 16, 2020 ||Candidate Recruitment Period |
| March 16, 2020 |
Application Materials Deadline
| March 19, 2020 ||Candidate Screen Meeting (Special Board Meeting) |
| April 1 and April 2, 2020 ||First Round Interviews (Special Board Meeting) |
| April 8, 2020 ||Finalist Interviews for Candidates (Special Board Meeting) |
| April 13, 2020 ||Regular BOE Meeting to Hire New Superintendent|
|August 1, 2020 ||Start date of new superintendent or sooner to transition|