Published On: Fri, Sep 30th, 2011

Public input sought in Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Search

The School Board of Palm Beach County has launched a search for a new superintendent of schools and is conducting a series of meetings to gather community input.

Florida School Boards Association Executive Director Wayne Blanton is conducting the search.

A series of six community input meetings are being held in six high schools throughout the district between October 3 and October 11, 2011. Invitations and fliers containing the dates, times and locations are going out to all employees, parents, students, volunteers, partners and community groups and members.

The sessions are expected to run from 6 to 8 p.m

The schedule is:

 October 3 – Palm Beach Gardens High

October 4 – Atlantic High

October 5 – Lake Worth High

October 6.– Glades Central High

October 10 – Palm Beach Central High

October 11 – Park Vista High

Bill Malone

Board Chairman Frank Barbieri is also conducting a ParentLink call out to all parents of school district students personally inviting them to the meetings to give their ideas and suggestions about the next superintendent.

Principals in each of the six high schools will also call the parents of their students.

A banner on the district web site  links readers to a special superintendent search website that contains a community survey and other detailed information, including Spanish and Creole translations, about the search process. Additional information, including Superintendent qualifications, will be added to the site in the coming days.

“There is a lot of parent and community involvement and interest in our schools, district and School Board, and we are working hard to make sure every stakeholder has an opportunity to participate in this important personnel decision,” said Chairman Frank Barbieri.  “We want to hear from everyone.”

Currently, Bill Malone is service as interim superintendent following the departure of long-time school chief Art Johnson.

For more information, contact Nat Harrington, 434-8227.

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