The Valley View Local School District Board of Education wishes to invite all school district employees and the community at large to participate in open focus group sessions that will provide information and opinions to assist the Board in its current superintendent search.
Representatives from K12 Business Consulting, Inc., — which the Board is using to assist in the superintendent search process — will be in the high school for eight hours on Tuesday, January 23, to receive input during seven different focus group sessions, as summarized below:
11:00 a.m. — Central Office administration
12:00 noon — Central Office non-administrative staff
1:15 p.m. — High School students
2:30 p.m. — Building administrators
3:45 p.m. — Teachers and non-teaching teachers
5:00 p.m. — PTO reps, Booster members, Civic leaders
6:30 p.m. — Open Community Forum
Participants will be asked to provide their thoughts and opinions pertaining to the strengths of the school district, the concerns and challenges facing the school district, and the desired characteristics of the new superintendent. The Board’s consultant will compile common themes offered from participants for a Superintendent Search Profile Report that will be presented to the Board in February.
In addition to sponsoring the open focus group sessions, the Board also is inviting district employees and community members to participate in the superintendent search process by filling out a specially designed Search Profile Criteria Questionnaire. The frequent responses and ratings offered also will become part of Profile Report that the Board will receive.
District employees and community members can obtain a blank copy of the Superintendent Search Profile Criteria Questionnaire from the school district website, which is http://www.valleyview.k12.oh.us/ Instructions for obtaining the questionnaire and returning it electronically are shown on the website as well. District employees and community members also can chose to print the questionnaire, fill it out anonymously, then either drop it off at the high school office, send it the Board’s consultant, or bring it to a focus group session on January 23 at the high school.
The common themes that are offered by district employees and community members through the above activities will drive questions the Board will be asking superintendent candidates during interviews. In addition, the candidates to be interviewed will be given the option of studying the final Profile Report themselves to expand their knowledge about the school district.