During its Friday meeting, the State Board approved the language for the superintendent’s job posting as well as the media plans and communication process.
Noting the high importance of public input, the State Board has created a link where the public is invited to weigh in its thoughts on the characteristics for a state superintendent of schools. Anyone interested in submitting his/her comments can do so by clicking http://wvde.state.wv.us/super.html or visit the West Virginia Department of Education’s homepage at http://wvde.state.wv.us and visit the link named Superintendent Search Public Comment.
“Through our website, we are encouraging parents, teachers, students, community leaders, anyone to offer what they consider the best characteristics for a state school superintendent,” said State Board Vice-President Lowell Johnson. “We are encouraging the widest of applications who meet the qualifications.”
Also during Friday’s meeting, the Superintendent Search Committee established two subcommittees for the application and interview processes. One subcommittee formed will review applications while the second subcommittee will develop discussion topics for the interviews.
Superintendent David Stewart recently announced his retirement and upon accepting that resignation at its regular meeting on April 14, 2005, the Board began its work in naming his successor.
The search committee plans to meet again on May 4, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room B-353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.