(10/29/2018) Results of the community meetings and online survey, identifying characteristics needed by the next superintendent, were reviewed by board members at a meeting October 29. Input was gathered from an online survey (371 participants), 10 focus groups and one community group meeting (120 participants). Read the press release here.
(10/17/2018) The USD 305 Board of Education met at a special meeting on October 15 and worked on a timeline and next steps for the superintendent search. It is important to the board that everyone in the community have an opportunity to give input about important characteristics needed for the new superintendent to be successful at USD 305. Opportunities for input include:
- Community meeting, October 29, 5:15 p.m. at Smoky Hill Education Service Center, 605 E. Crawford. Everyone is welcome.
- Online survey was available between October 17-25.
- Additionally, the board will receive input from separate focus groups to include USD 305 employees and faculty, community business members and more. Link to Focus Groups
The members of the Board of Education thank you for your assistance in this process.
(10/10/2018) At their October 9, 2018 regular meeting, the Salina USD 305 Board of Education set a special meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15 to review the superintendent search timeline and review Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the process.
(9/27/2018) At their regular meeting on September 25, 2018, the Salina USD 305 Board of Education approved Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) to assist with the district's superintendent search.
As explained by KASB during their presentation to the board on September 11, the process will involve community input and a timeline that will begin in October with the identification of desired characteristics of the next superintendent.
Dr. James Hardy has served as interim superintendent since July 2017. He will continue to lead the district for the 2018-2019 school year while the board conducts a search for a long-term superintendent. While appreciative of the opportunity to lead USD 305, at the end of this school year Dr. Hardy is looking forward to spending more time with his family.