LAKEWOOD, WASH—School board members met Jan. 23 to review community input and begin developing the five criteria that will be used to create the superintendent application. Importantly, it will also be used to guide the search consultant in bringing the best possible candidates forward for board consideration.
Staff, students, families and community members attended listening sessions Jan. 15-17 and participated in an online survey to provide input on the desired qualities of the future superintendent.
Exciting things are happening in Clover Park School District. Graduation rates continue to climb and are over 88 percent—a more than 10 percent increase since 2015. Significant investments have been made in curriculum and professional development to strengthen effective instruction and support student learning. Programs are being expanded to provide rigorous learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of students K-12.
“Hiring a new superintendent is one of the most important things our school board can do. We are looking to find the right leader to continue the great work happening in our district and move us forward. We appreciate and welcome our community’s input and engagement during this important process,” said Board President Marty Schafer.
Once the job application is complete, the position will be posted and applications for internal candidates will considered. Candidate interviews and community forums will be held in February.
The school board is expected to make a decision in late February on an internal candidate. If an internal candidate is not selected, the board will open the position to external candidates, with interviews and community forums in April.
More information on the superintendent search process, timeline and input opportunities is available on the district website or by contacting community relations, 253-583-5040.