February 2 is last day to complete superintendent search online survey


Reminder: Thursday, February 2, is the last day to fill out and submit an Olympia School District superintendent search online survey. Tomorrow is also the final day of a series of 18 focus groups held throughout the district to gather input from staff, students and community members.

Parents, students, employees and community members throughout the district are invited to complete a superintendent search survey. The brief survey will assist the Olympia School Board and the superintendent search firm in developing a leadership profile and position description that will guide the board’s selection of the next superintendent.

The survey, developed by the superintendent search firm, asks questions about the district’s strengths and challenges, as well as professional qualifications and personal qualities desired for the next superintendent.

Respondents are asked at the end of the survey to identify the group that best represents their role and/or relationship to the district (such as parent, student or community member); however, no names are requested to keep the responses anonymous.

Survey responses are submitted online directly to Northwest Leadership Associates, the superintendent search firm selected by the school board to assist with the search process.

Copies of the survey are available in school offices and support buildings for those unable to complete online. The district will forward surveys turned in at schools and support sites to the search firm.

Take the online survey by Thursday, February 2

Photo: The school district and CIELO co-hosted a superintendent search focus group meeting earlier this week for Spanish-speaking families. The event was held at CIELO in Olympia.