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Position profile created with input from more than 500 people who participated in focus groups and community forums, interviews and online surveys
The New Haven Board of Education is moving forward with its search for a new superintendent with the posting of a position profile created with input from hundreds of community members. The firm hired by the BOE to conduct the search, PROACT Search, created the job profile, incorporating input from more than 500 parents, teachers, administrators, students and community stakeholders during the last month. The profile is attached in this email and available on the district website.
PROACT Search reached out to the New Haven Public Schools district and to the larger community through an aggressive engagement program. With the help of the Board of Education and district staff, 30 focus groups and community meetings (including 6 public forums) were scheduled to gain input from a wide cross-section of school communities. In addition, individual phone conferences were held and an electronic web-based survey was administered. In all, 525 stakeholders were involved in the process.
Stakeholders reached include parents, students, community members, teachers, support staff, administrators, the Board of Aldermen, Early Childhood Council, Citywide Youth Coalition, Title I parents group, Citywide Parent Leadership Team, foundations, Latino community, African American clergy, and Grandparents on the Move. PROACT also received 247 online survey responses. Additional paper surveys are in the process of being compiled. Online surveys are available at will continue to be accepted throughout the process.
PROACT also compiles a final report of all community/staff input. The information in the report can be used by the board to inform the interview process. It will also provide the next superintendent with fresh ideas and guidance about what priorities parents, staff and community have for the school district. The report will be made public.
The Board of Education’s goal remains to have a superintendent in place before the start of school, with the person named by mid-July. Interviews will be conducted to assess candidates, and finalists will participate in an additional engagement process with community representatives.