Letter to the Editor: Input needed for superintendent search


Please allow this letter to serve as notice that the Warren County School Board will be holding a public meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Government Center meeting room to allow the public to provide input into the qualities and skills they want the new superintendent of schools to possess. Our current superintendent, Pamela McInnis, will retire on June 30, and we want her successor to embody those attributes that the educational staff, students, and the community at large believe are most crucial to continuing our trek to excellence.

Our School Board welcomes and encourages every interested resident of Warren County, including representatives of our advisory committees and PTOs and the parents of our students, to attend this meeting and help us develop a profile that will be used to narrow our search for the ideal superintendent this fine county deserves. Each person who chooses to speak shall have three minutes to convey his/her thoughts regarding the qualities desired in the next superintendent.

The School Board website already has a link to the superintendent search (on the left side of the home page). A timeline for the superintendent search can be found there, and in the very near future, there will be a survey where citizens may also provide input into the profile of the next superintendent.   At some point in December, this link will also reveal the final superintendent profile that will be developed from the data acquired from the Dec. 4 meeting, the online survey, and the extensive interview process that the superintendent search firm Real Synergy L.L.C. conducted during the latter part of November.

The public’s voice is important to our School Board, so I hope to see citizens at the Dec.4 meeting, and I strongly encourage everyone to complete our online survey when it becomes active in the next few days.

Catherine Bower, Warren County School Board Chairperson