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In the search for our next superintendent, community involvement has been at the forefront of our process. We've reached significant milestones and have important dates on the horizon.

Community Engagement

Our superintendent search began with a commitment to engage our community. A stakeholder survey garnered an impressive 1,572 responses, including 704 from students, demonstrating their dedication to our education system's future. Additionally, focus groups were conducted with students, Somali families, and Latino families, providing deeper insights into specific community concerns and preferences.

On Feb. 7, the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) will present the results of the stakeholder survey and focus groups to the School Board. This presentation will offer a comprehensive view of our community's expectations for our next superintendent, a crucial step in the decision-making process.

Feb. 7 Special School Board Meeting

The Feb. 7 school board meeting is vital. It will include training for board members on the interview process, a detailed report of the stakeholder engagement and survey findings, and a review of interview questions and schedules for the first round of interviews.

The superintendent application deadline is Feb. 7. In the weeks to follow, board members will review all superintendent applications, selecting candidates for the next interview stages, ensuring the most promising candidates move forward.

Looking Ahead

Key dates to remember:

  • Feb. 7: Application deadline and Special School Board Meeting
  • Feb. 21: School Board determines finalists and finalizes interview questions
  • Feb. 28 and March 1: First Round of Interviews
  • March 13: Second Round of Interviews and selection of the lone finalist
  • March 26: Board approves the employment contract

All school board meetings are open to the public.

We emphasize transparency and community involvement throughout the process, and we eagerly anticipate the exciting developments that lie ahead as we shape the future of our school district together. Your feedback is invaluable, and we are dedicated to keeping you informed every step of the way.

Watch the video in English, Spanish, or Somali: We're hiring a new superintendent