Feb 23 2015

School Board on February 24 Will Select Candidates for Superintendent Interviews

The Piedmont Unified School District’s new superintendent search moves ahead as the School Board will review candidates and select those they will soon interview.
The Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 24 will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers with a closed session starting at 8:00 a.m. continuing to an open session between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., which will be live streamed and televised via KCOM Channel 27.
The open agenda includes consideration of bond refunding intended to save taxpayers approximately $4 million over the term of the bonds.
The Board will also Review Interview Protocols with their superintendent search consultants Bill Levinson and Barbara Young from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, who will review the interview process for the selection of the new Superintendent. The review will include the schedule, timeline and logistics.
Closed Session
At around 11:00 a.m. following the Open Session, the Board will go into a Closed Session to work with their consultant on the Superintendent search to select candidates to be interviewed. Closed sessions on personnel matters are allowed by State law to provide candidates private consideration of their applications.
The following information is provided for the public regarding the process.
“This week is an exciting one for the board in our process to identify and retain a new superintendent. The board will hold a special Board meeting Tuesday February 24, much of which will involve the search process. The open segment will review how we intend to proceed with the interview portion of the search and protocols required in that process. In closed session, we will hear from our consultants about the slate of candidates they propose we move to the next stage.
“Now begins the hard part. We have a formal document that outlines the overall job description for the superintendent of a California school district. This document is part of PUSD Board Policy. That is attached for your review. We also must look for and balance those characteristics which we, as a school community, have determined are requisite to succeed in Piedmont. And finally, we need to incorporate any intangibles which we believe will contribute to the success of our selection and the continued excellence of our school district.
“The board is excited to begin this phase of the search. We are buoyed by the support  of our community and guided by our obligation of stewardship in this vital choice.
        Thank you.”
Submitted by School Board Member Doug Ireland

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