Revised: 12/3/2019

Superintendent Online Search Surveys

The Superintendent Online Search Survey closed on November 20, 2019.

The BOE will hold a called board meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to receive the results of the online survey and a presentation on the leadership profile for the superintendent search from BWP & Associates. The meeting will be televised live on PDSTV24 (Comcast Channel 24).

Disclaimer

Click on your desired language to take the online survey or print a PDF version.

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | English | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Teluga | Tigrinya | Vietnamese

To ensure the integrity and validity of the insights collected through the search survey, BWP will:

  • Thoroughly review responses to ensure participants have taken the survey one time only.
  • Provide a means within the survey for participants to express additional, candid feedback for inclusion in the final report.

Information received will be presented to the Board, along with a draft profile of leadership characteristics for the next superintendent, by BWP in December.

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.

SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH COMMUNITY FORUMS
Come share your input to build the leadership profile for the next Superintendent!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Region 1: Chamblee Charter High School, Auditorium
  • Region 2: Tucker High School, Auditorium
  • Region 3: Lithonia High School, Auditorium

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Region 4: Clarkston High School, Auditorium
  • Region 5: Miller Grove High School, Auditorium
  • Region 6/7: Cedar Grove High School, Cafeteria

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
  • 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
  • November 6, 2019, 7:00‐8:00PM:
    Region 1: Chamblee Charter High School, Auditorium
    Region 2: Tucker High School, Auditorium
    Region 3: Lithonia High School, Auditorium
  • November 7, 2019, 7:00‐8:00PM:
    Region 4: Clarkston High School, Auditorium
    Region 5: Miller Grove High School, Auditorium
    Region 6/7: Cedar Grove High School, Cafeteria
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:
    – Board reviews all applications and selects finalists to be interviewed.
    – Board conducts interviews with selected candidates in a Called Board Meeting (Executive Session).
February 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • – Board completes validation visit of lead candidate’s community and makes final determination on selected candidate.
    – Board selects finalist & negotiates contract.
    – Board executes a 14-day wait period for finalist.
    – Board approves superintendent contract at a regularly scheduled board meeting or a special called meeting.
    – Board presents the new superintendent to the community.
March 2020
PROPOSED – subject to change per board
  • TBD:
    Superintendent begins on or before July 1, 2020.
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