Florence One Board of Trustees Seeks Participation in Superintendent Search Survey
Local citizens have an opportunity until March 6 to participate in an online survey that will help the Florence School District One School Board in its current search for a new superintendent.
The online survey is one of the strategies being used to assist the Board in identifying opinions of the community related to the next superintendent. The survey is part of an extensive community engagement process which has included public forums for staff and the community as well as smaller group meetings.
“Hiring a quality superintendent is one of the most important jobs a school board can do. We appreciate all those who have participated in our meetings and Forums and want to offer a continued opportunity for anyone to complete this survey," said Barry Townsend, chairman of the Florence One School Board.
The seven-question survey allows participants to select traits and skills they believe are necessary for the next superintendent to be successful in Florence School District One. In addition, the survey assesses what level of importance should be assigned to 15 areas of possible experience. Feedback on both strengths of the district and challenges of the district can also be shared through the survey.
The closure date for the survey is March 6 to allow time for the results to be finalized and given to the Board prior to its selection of candidates. The survey can be completed online and found at the district’s website (www.fsd1.org <http://www.fsd1.org> ).
“This survey is a way we can blanket the community with a request for feedback. Our school board members want to find the best superintendent for our school district. We are really interested in community feedback and hope to get good participation with this survey,” said Townsend.