Board kicks off process to find superintendent search firm

Randy Barber

On Tuesday night the Board of Education embarked on the journey of finding a new, permanent superintendent. Directors gathered for a special meeting to define the parameters they’ll use to review search firms that have bid to look for BVSD’s next leader.

Earlier this year, the Board authorized a Request for Proposals (RFP) from companies that specialize in finding executives, including superintendents. Five companies interested in the job have submitted proposals and this week the Board will begin evaluating them.

The process will consist of two rounds. Board members will review each company’s submission, rating them on a number of factors. Only the company’s qualifications are considered in the first go-around, not cost. The price, however, will be something that board members can consider when awarding the contract to a successful finalist.

The Board has budgeted up to $100,000 for the cost of the search, including any travel or interview expenses.

Once a search firm is hired, they will get to work setting up community forums to gather feedback regarding the traits students, parents, employees and community members hope to see in BVSD’s next superintendent.

The school district will be providing updates throughout the process.


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