Revised: 10/7/2019

Introduction

The DeKalb Board of Education is in the process of conducting a Superintendent Search for the purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. BWP & Associates, an executive search firm, was selected to advise the Board in this important process.

Coming Soon! Please click here to see the description of DSCD’s superintendent position (PDF).

Please check the webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding the search process.

Timeline

August 2019
  • August 1, 2019:
    Released RFQ 20-26 Executive Search/Recruitment Services
  • August 27, 2019:
    Closed RFQ 20-26
September 2019
  • September 3-7, 2019:
    Board committee evaluated bid responses
  • September 18, 2019:
    Called board meeting held to present RFQ evaluation summary
  • September 18, 2019:
    Board approved search firm
October 2019
  • October 7, 2019:
    Search firm holds kick-off presentation at the October 7, 2019 Committee of the Whole Board meeting
November 2019
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • November 2019:
    Advertising and active recruitment. Ad appears in EdWeek ( 2 consecutive publications) and other pubs
  • November 4-20, 2019:
    Online Surveys posted to district website to receive input
  • November 5, 2019:
    Consultants meet 1:1 w/board members to receive input
  • November 6-7, 2019:
    Consultants hold Community Engagement & Focus Groups Meetings to receive input
December 2019
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • December 2, 2019:
    Search Firm presents Community Engagement Report in a Called Board Meeting
  • December 14, 2019: APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • December 2019:
    Consultants complete comprehensive reference and background checks on applicants
January 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • January 6, 2020:
    Presentation of Candidates to the Board in a Called Board Meeting (Executive Session); Board reviews all applications and select finalists to be interviewed
February 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • TBD:
Board interviews finalist(s)
March 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • TBD:
Board completes validation visit of lead candidate’s community and makes final determination on selected candidate

Board presents finalist to the public

Board executes 14-day wait period for finalist

Board approves superintendent contract at a regularly scheduled board meeting or a special called meeting

New superintendent begins (or mutually agreed date)

April 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
May 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
June 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
July 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board