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Superintendent search surveys: Let’s look at the big questions

Some district school boards ask simply for broad community feedback while others offer extensive lists of skills, characteristics and experiences.

ByMatt Zalaznick

May 1, 2024

Ever wonder what superintendent search surveys are asking school communities in other districts? We did a little research to show you the questions being asked in the K12 leadership vetting process during this time of high turnover and busy hiring.

Some district school boards ask simply for broad community feedback on the superintendent search. Montgomery County Schools in Maryland gave respondents a single, open-ended prompt: “Provide the desired characteristics, skills or experiences that a successful candidate must have in order to be superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools.”

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