The Wenatchee School Board approved a proposal from superintendent search firm consultants Hazard Young Attea (HYA), to include stakeholder involvement in the final phase of the superintendent search during a workshop on Tuesday, December 4.
The plan includes a series of stakeholders ‘engagements’ with superintendent finalists during the last round of interviews. Finalist interviews — one candidate per day will take place February 19-22.
Stakeholder Committee Interview
The creation of a committee of 15-20 stakeholders including teachers, students, parents, and community members will meet with each finalist for two hours. Interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to submit their names into a lottery to be chosen at random to serve on the committee. More information on the lotto and the timeline for entry will be made available in January.
Meeting with Community Leaders
One hour meeting with up to eight appointed individuals representing community leadership.
Finalists will answer predetermined questions and present a slide deck during a public forum moderated by HYA.
All stakeholders will be provided with a feedback form at each ‘engagement’ event to complete and share their feedback and thoughts on the candidates with the school board for consideration. The Board hopes to appoint a new superintendent by mid-March 2019.
In addition to stakeholder engagement activities, finalists will also tour schools and meet with students, teachers, and administrators.
Wenatchee superintendent Brian Flones announced his departure last spring and will conclude his career as the superintendent in August 2019. The 2018-19 school year will be Flones's nineteenth year as superintendent, and thirty-second year in the Wenatchee School District.
For more information on the Wenatchee School District Superintendent Search is available at wenatcheeschools.org/superintendent-search