Pleasanton Unified School District

Pleasanton Superintendent Search

Pleasanton USD is in the process of searching and selecting its new superintendent. In November 2015, the Pleasanton school board hired McPherson & Jacobson, LLC., a national consultancy firm, to assist with the search process for consideration and selection of candidates for the Superintendent 
 
Following a closed session meeting on April 14, the Pleasanton School Board is in final deliberations regarding a selection for the next Superintendent of Pleasanton Unified School District. The Board expects to make its final decision during their April 19 meeting.
 
The nationwide Superintendent Search yielded 28 potential candidates, including 18 from California and 10 from out of state. The Pleasanton School Board met on March 29 in a closed session meeting to identify finalists to move on to the interview process. Finalists were interviewed by a community committee as well as the Pleasanton School Board during closed session meetings on Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13. 
 
 
 
Community Engagement
This search has been driven by input from community members through multiple forums held in January and an online survey. 
 
Community forums were held on the following dates: 
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
10:30-11:30 a.m., Library
7:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room
Translation services provided in Spanish and Chinese.
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
10:30-11:30 a.m., Library, Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
7:00 p.m., District Office Board Room, 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566 (Corner of First Street/Bernal Ave.)
Translation services provided upon request
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6:00 p.m., District Office Board Room, 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566 (Corner of First Street/Bernal Ave.)
 
McPherson & Jacobson took feedback from these sessions and compiled a summary of the points brought up across the engagement process - we invite you to review the report, attached below. This feedback was then used to create the brochure (attached below) to field applicants and will assist our board trustees as they begin to review potential candidates. 
 
Superintendent Search - Key Dates
  • PUSD Superintendent Job Posting Closes - March 7
  • School board to conduct interviews with candidates - Mid April
  • School board to announce selection for PUSD Superintendent - April 19 Board Meeting