The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has undertaken the process that will lead to the hiring of a permanent Superintendent to lead the District, starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
On August 14, 2018, the Governing Board voted to retain Acting Superintendent Dr. John Kriekard in that position until June 30, 2019, or until a permanent Superintendent is hired.
Please refer to the timeline below for key dates in the search process and opportunities for public engagement.
|9/27/2018||Board to approve Superintendent selection criteria and job posting|
|No later than 10/5/2018||Begin advertising Superintendent position|
|10/23/2018 - 10/25/2018||Stakeholder Group Meetings:
All meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
|11/8/2018||Summary of Stakeholder Group Meetings to Governing Board; will also be posted publicly|
|11/16/2018||Compensation Report to Governing Board; will also be posted on websites|
|11/20/2018||Governing Board Meeting to receive oral report on Stakeholder Group Meetings, select applicant interview questions, determine interview procedures and decide on Superintendent compensation package|
|11/27/2018||Closing date for Superintendent applications|
|12/20/2018||Governing Board Meeting to meet with Stakeholder Group chairs, review Superintendent applications, select finalists, review interview questions, finalize candidates' January 2019 daily and District interview schedules|
|1/22/2019 - 1/25/2019||Interviews|
|1/28/2019||Governing Board Executive Session - Selection of Superintendent|
October 2, 2018: Superintendent search firm posts SUSD job.
September 27, 2018: Special Governing Board approves the selection criteria for Superintendent and job posting for the Superintendent position.
September 25, 2018: Governing Board approves a timeline for the Permanent Superintendent Search (see left), target dates for the selection process and advertising venues for the search.
August 30, 2018: Governing Board approves contract with McPherson & Jacobson LLC to conduct SUSD's Superintendent Search
August 14, 2018: Governing Board votes to retain Acting Superintendent Dr. John Kriekard in that position until June 30, 2018, or until a permanent Superintendent is hired.
August 14, 2018: Governing Board reviews committee recommendation and selects McPherson & Jacobson LLC to conduct the search for SUSD's next Superintendent.
August 13, 2018: Committee comprised of Interim CFO Jeff Gadd, Purchasing Director Eva Dino and Purchasing Senior Buyer Marty Topham reports to Governing Board that Hazzard, Young Attea & Associates and McPherson & Jacobson LLC meet the district's criteria to conduct the Superintendent Search.
June 4, 2018: Four quotes were returned:
May 29, 2018: Request For Written Quote (RFQ) No. 18035R was issued to the four firms that had previously submitted RFQs for the Interim Superintendent Search
April 12, 2018: The SUSD Governing Board voted to issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to qualified search firms to assist the District in securing a Permanent Superintendent.