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Stakeholder Input Report Now Available
Linda Mah
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Stakeholder Input Report Now Available

Job Posting for Superintendent Now Up

The Michigan Association of School Boards Executive Search team has released a report summarizing the comments gathered at the recently held superintendent search input sessions and from an online survey of stakeholders.

A link to a PDF of the complete report can be found below. 

The job description has now posted. View the posting here. 

A majority of the commenters were parents and teachers. Participants identified diversity, The Kalamazoo Promise, the students and a supportive community as some of the strengths of the district. Commenters also said that they wanted a candidate who had experience as a teacher or principal. 

Kalamazoo Public Schools held an extensive campaign to solicit public input on the qualities the community wants in the next KPS superintendent. The district held community input meetings throughout the district — along with several employee meetings — in October. In all, 26 stakeholder meetings were held. The district also offered an online survey to gather comments. 

The district hoped to hear from students and their families; KPS alumni; district employees; service providers in public, private, and nonprofit sectors; employers; advocates; residents; and other interested stakeholders. 

Former KPS superintendent Dr. Michael Rice was named the Michigan State Superintendent of Education in May. Deputy Superintendent Gary Start is serving as the Interim Superintendent for KPS. In August, the Board of Education selected the MASB Executive Search Services to help with its search for a new superintendent.The MASB is a service organization that supports the work of school boards throughout Michigan. 

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