The Board of Education is seeking a new superintendent for the Juneau School District and encourages community participation in the process. Community involvement in a public reception and written feedback during interviews will help the school board find the right candidate to lead Juneau’s schools.
This process is different from the process used for hiring principals. The Superintendent is the only position in the District that is hired directly by the Board of Education. The School Board asked a national search firm, Ray & Associates, to provide them assistance in finding the very best person for this important position with the District. Board members also want to be very involved in the process, recognizing that they have job and personal obligations.
Applications for the position are due to Ray & Associates by Wednesday, May 21. The search firm will perform an initial screening and background check similar to what the JSD Human Resources Department does for applicants to any other position. The search firm will contact the applicants to conduct a brief interview.
The Board of Education will meet in executive session on Monday, June 2 to review the applications and select semi-finalists to invite to Juneau for public interviews. The names of the semi-finalists will be released once they agree to a public interview.
The semi-finalists will be interviewed by the Board of Education on Saturday, June 7, in the Thunder Mountain High School Library, starting at 8:00 AM. The public is invited to attend and will be provided comment cards to offer observations about the semi-finalists. The Board will narrow its search that afternoon in executive session.
The finalists will be asked to attend a public meet and greet at Savikko Shelter 1 on Sunday, June 8, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Again, people will be provided comment cards for the Board’s review. The Gastineau Elementary School Commons will be used as a back up location in the event of bad weather.
The Board will interview the finalists Monday, June 9, beginning at 1:00 PM at Thunder Mountain High School Library. This session will be open to the public with opportunities for public members to comment in writing. The School Board expects to make its final decision that afternoon.