• Board of Education

Superintendent Search 2023

  • SD308 Superintendent Search with SD308 Globe Icons and Magnifying Glass

    With the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year, a comprehensive search for the next Superintendent is underway. 

    The Board of Education recognizes that the selection of a Superintendent of Schools is its most important responsibility for the students, staff, families, and other stakeholders of our school district community. The Board of Education is committed to a search process that is transparent and collaborative with input from all school district stakeholders. 

    Soliciting Input

    • Focus Groups: The search firm will moderate nine focus groups in early April that represent students, staff members, parents, and the community organizations to help develop a profile of what is most important in our next superintendent. Representatives will receive an invitation including details of the group meetings.

    Important Documents & Links

    Link to Job Posting: Superintendent

    New Superintendent Profile

    New Superintendent Profile Report

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who will decide what qualities are important in our next superintendent?

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    The Board of Education will be offering an opportunity for parents, staff, students, community members, and other school district stakeholders to provide input on what traits, experience, qualities and skills they feel are most important in a superintendent. This information will be used to develop a profile of the ideal candidate, assisting in the search process.

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  • Who ultimately chooses which candidate to offer the superintendent position to?

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    The Board of Education will make the final decision on which candidate will be offered the position. The Board only hires and evaluates one position in the district- the superintendent.

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  • What does a superintendent do?

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    The Superintendent is the District’s executive officer and is responsible for the administration and management of the District schools in accordance with School Board policies and directives, and State and federal law. The Superintendent is authorized to develop administrative procedures and take other action as needed to implement Board policy and otherwise fulfill his or her responsibilities. The Superintendent may delegate to other District staff members the exercise of any powers and the discharge of any duties imposed upon the Superintendent by Board policies or by Board vote.

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Important Milestones

May 8, 2023

Candidate Profile Published

School EXEC Connect provides BOE the New Superintendent Profile and the candidate profile is published. View the complete Superintendent Profile Report.

April 12 & 18, 2023

Staff and Community Forums

Forums were conducted at Old Post Elementary School to gather perspective on the type of individual best suited to be the next superintendent.

April 10-18, 2023

Online Survey

A survey was conducted of all students, parents and community members. Allowing these groups to provide input on what attributes are the most important to them in a superintendent.

Feb. 6, 2023

School Exec Connect was selected as the Superintendent Search Firm, contingent on the reference checks.

Board action to select the firm was taken, all board members indicated the same firm as their top choice.

Feb. 1, 2023

Search Firm Presentations

At a special Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, three professional search firms will be presenting. 5pm- Virtual Presentation with Ray & Associates;5:45pm- School EXEC Connect;6:30pm- BWP

Jan. 2023

Proposals Reviewed

All proposals reviewed and selection of firm made. Upcoming announcement and decision of firm conducting the search forthcoming.

Dec. 2022- Jan. 2023

Request for Proposals

Request for proposals circulated for professional search firms to submit bids and details on completing the search.

Dec. 2022

Superintendent Retirement Announcement

Announcement of Dr.Sparlin’s intent to retire June 2023.

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