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PUSD Board of Trustees Lay Out Next Steps in Superintendent Search Process
The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Trustees discussed the timeline and next steps for the Superintendent search during a special meeting held on March 7, 2017. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) consultants, Barbara Young and Jim Negri, who were approved to conduct the Superintendent search during the February 28 regular board meeting, spoke to services the nationwide executive search firm would provide and addressed questions regarding the proposed search process.
The first step discussed during the special board meeting was gathering community input, which will be critical in the Superintendent search process. HYA will host a series of meetings with a diverse array of community groups including city and business leaders, parents, senior citizens as well as District and school site staff. The community input process will also include town halls open to the entire community. Dates for community town halls will be announced publicly in the next week.
HYA will also create a research-based online survey to gather input from community members, which will be offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. The survey will be open from March 14 - 31, 2017. A link to the online community survey will be shared on March 14, 2017.
Based on community and Board input, HYA will create a Leadership Profile outlining the values, qualities, and characteristics the PUSD community is seeking in its next Superintendent. This Leadership Profile will be presented publicly during the April 18 regular board meeting.
The timeline for candidate screening and interviews was also discussed, with Superintendent interviews planned to begin in the last week of April. Final candidates will undergo an in-depth background check, including a review of media coverage and social media presence, as well as standard criminal and credit checks. This will be done in addition to a series of reference checks.
The Board of Trustees is committed to having a permanent Superintendent in place by July 1, 2017.
More information on the process and timeline presented by HYA can be found in the March 7 special board meeting agenda under item 6.1.