Poudre School District seeks feedback on search for next superintendent

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As Poudre School District’s Board of Education searches for the district’s next superintendent, staff, students, family and community members have a few ways they can weigh in.

The board is looking for input on what the community would like to see in the district’s next superintendent. 

A survey open to all community members through Jan. 22 is asking for feedback on the district’s and schools’ strengths, challenges the district faces, new leadership priorities, and the professional and personal characteristics the district’s new leader should have, according to the district website. 

The survey is available in English and Spanish and can be found online at psdschools.org/News/SuperintendentSearch-CommunityInput.

Three virtual forums have been scheduled this month for different stakeholder groups.

Students, family and the general community are invited to a forum from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. People can join by video at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88671826713.

School district staff are invited to a virtual forum from 6 to 7  p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 and can join by video at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83599874544.

A forum for Spanish speakers will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. People can join virtually at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83022779614.

For information on how to join these conferences by phone, visit psdschools.org/News/SuperintendentSearch-CommunityInput.

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Additional invite-only focus groups will be held this month as well, according to the district website. 

With help from an education consulting group, Hazard Youg Attea and Associates, the board has begun the nationwide search for a new superintendent. The consulting group will gather feedback from the community in the coming weeks and present them in a leadership profile during the Board of Education’s Feb. 9 meeting.

The board plans to conduct interviews with initial candidates in mid-February through mid-March, identify finalists by late March and name a sole finalist by mid-April. The new superintendent will likely assume the role by July 1. 

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