Public asked to participate in Superintendent Search survey

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 4:19pm

The Champaign Board of Education recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of its most important functions. Therefore, the Board is interested in gaining input from parents, staff, high school students, and community constituents of the school district before selecting that individual. We selected the firm of Ray and Associates to conduct the search for our next superintendent. As a significant part of this search process, we would like your participation in an online survey that has been developed by the search firm. The purpose of the survey is to obtain your thoughts and ideas regarding the qualities you would like to see in your next superintendent.

We would like you to participate via the firm’s online survey that is provided in English, French and Spanish. 

English survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3ZN536

French survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6XBY3R

Spanish survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NX227QL

All input provided by participants completing the survey will go directly to the search firm only. The survey will be open until September 21, 2020. Once the survey is closed, the data will be analyzed and compiled by the search firm. The search consultant will then present a final summary of the survey results at a public board meeting, tentatively scheduled for September. 

In addition, we would like to familiarize the district with the overall Superintendent Search Process as indicated below.

  • The above survey results will be used, along with Board feedback, to develop a position profile to be used in advertising. Dialogues, both in-person and online will happen on September 16-17, 2020 between our search consultants and representative groups of parents, staff, students, and community. Please watch your emails if you want to participate in such groups.
  • The position will be posted publicly (advertised) on October 2, 2020, with an application deadline of November 29, 2020.
  • Preliminary interviews of semi-finalists will be done by the Board the week of January 4, 2021, and finalist(s) interviews the week of January 11, 2021.
  • Announcement of the new superintendent will follow finalist(s) interviews.

We appreciate your continued support and input as we move forward with this most important process.  Thank you for continuing to believe in and support the success of the Champaign Unit 4 School District.