Stakeholder Engagement Schedule for Superintendent Search Released
Today, the New Haven Board of Education released the schedule for stakeholder engagement for the superintendent search. The community input sessions that have been scheduled create a forum for everyone in the community to be directly involved in the process and share feedback on the characteristics they would like to see in their next superintendent. In addition to three, two-hour long open forums, the Board of Education is engaging 17 other focus groups over the course of three full days that represent a broad cross section of the community including parents, teachers, principals, faith leaders, youth and community serving organizations, student representatives, unions, support personnel, higher education representatives, central office staff, aldermen, and cultural organizations. Spanish translation will be provided at the session held on April 24th.
A web-based, electronic survey will also be made available on the district website here ,offering members of the community an alternative way of providing feedback for the superintendent search. The survey available in Spanish here
“Schools are at the heart of our community, and hearing from everyone across New Haven is a vital part of this leadership search,” Carlos Torre, Board of Education chair, said regarding the importance of these meetings.
Stakeholder engagement is a critical component to the development of the position profile for a superintendent search. It provides a valuable opportunity for community feedback to be incorporated directly into the profile and is used to drive recruiting and evaluation of candidates. The survey responses, along with the feedback and input that will be received throughout the stakeholder engagement process, will provide a basis for the types of candidates recruited.
See below the 3 dates, times, and locations for the Community Input Sessions.
• Open Forum: Tuesday, April 23, 7-9 PM, Career High School Auditorium, 140 Legion Avenue
• Open Forum: Wednesday, April 24, 7-9 PM, Fair Haven Middle School Auditorium, 164 Grand Avenue. Spanish Translation provided.
• Open Forum: Saturday, April 27, 9-11 AM, Hillhouse High School Auditorium, 480 Sherman Parkway