The Hastings Area School System’s Board of Education is beginning the process of hiring a new superintendent following Dr. Carrie Duits retirement June 30.
They are starting by asking for community input on the qualities, experiences and skills that a new superintendent needs, a school media release said.
All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the process. The board is being assisted in its search by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), a service organization that supports the work of school boards throughout Michigan. Donna Oser, CAE, is facilitating the search on behalf of MASB by conversations in the district to give the community opportunity for input.
Parents, community members and interested parties are invited to share their perspectives at meetings on:
*Tuesday, Feb. 12, Cancelled due to Weather Conditions.
*Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons Area, 232 West Grand Street.
Input may also be shared via an online survey, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hastingssearch.
The survey, administered by the MASB Executive Search Service, takes about ten minutes to complete. Anonymous individual responses will be combined with those from the face-to-face meetings with stakeholders to provide important community input as the board of education develops its superintendent selection criteria.
The survey will close Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. The new superintendent is expected to assume the position July 1.