The Palo Alto Board of Education will seek public comment at a meeting Monday, March 10, as it launches a search to replace Superintendent Kevin Skelly, who has announced he will resign effective June 30.
Community members may email comments in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or testify in person at the meeting, at which three search firms will present their bids for the search contract.
In a timetable aimed at having a new superintendent in place by July 1, the school board said it hopes to hire a search firm on March 10, hold "focus groups and community input forums" between March 17 and March 28 and present an update on the search process at the regular March 25 board meeting.
Details on the yet-to-be-scheduled "community input forums" will be provided in emails to parents and staff and also posted on the "Superintendent Search Page" of the district's website, the board said in a statement Wednesday.
Monday's meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Conference Room A of the school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Public comment will be invited at the end of the meeting, at approximately 12:45 p.m., following board interviews of the search firms Leadership Associates at 9:15 a.m.; Ray and Associates at 10:30 a.m.; and Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates at 11:45 a.m.
The district has directed queries for more information to Kathleen Ruegsegger, executive assistant to Skelly, at 650-329-3737 or email@example.com.