The Fox Chapel Area School Board has taken the first steps to begin the search for a new superintendent.
At the School Board's Dec. 3, 2019, meeting, newly elected President Somer Obernauer convened a committee to lead the search. The chairperson will be Board member Ron Frank. Other members of the committee are Vice President Marybeth Dadd, Adam Goode, and Lisa Rutkowski.
Here is the process that the School Board will follow:
The Board has already received proposals from three search firms. The committee will ask for proposals from additional firms and then interview and recommend one firm.
The Board is expected to vote on the recommended search firm at its January meeting.
Once the search firm is hired by the Board, representatives from the search committee and the firm will reach out to the general public, administrators, teachers and other district employees, and members of the site-based teams to talk about what qualities they are looking for in a superintendent.
A qualifications letter will be written, and the position will be nationally advertised.
The committee will review the applications, and the entire Board will interview worthy candidates.
The Board, as a whole, will then choose three candidates to present to the community. Community members will have the opportunity to meet these three candidates, ask questions, and find out more information about their background and qualifications.
The School Board will consider community input in making its final decision on the district’s next superintendent, which is expected in the spring.