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School board to discuss superintendent search

Original post made on Feb 25, 2014

In its first meeting since school Superintendent Kevin Skelly's announcement last week that he will step down June 30, the Palo Alto Board of Education tonight will discuss a process and timeline for finding a replacement.

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Posted by senor blogger
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:46 am

Why rush???
There is never enough time to do it right , but always enough time to do it over.......

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Posted by input
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

"In that search, the Leadership Associates gathered more than 650 "summary inputs on desired superintendent attributes" from a long list of community groups. "

Can someone post this list? The only one I could find was from 2000 board packet: Web Link

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Posted by Edmund Burke
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm

The board should ensure that all voices are heard from -- Site Councils should be very carefully considered as they consist of elected representatives from each school. In addition there are a variety of stakeholder groups, including student groups who should be considered. These range from sports boosters to minority advocates, to Special Education families (who should be carefully considered given the past few years) to local PTAs. Finally, all parents and community members, whether they belong to an organized group or not, should be considered.

The strategic plan should provide the backdrop for all goal setting, since it was just refreshed and survey data was just collected. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Questions about priorities, site based control versus district control, and leadership were included. They should be examined now.

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Posted by parent
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Feb 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Why don't we just work with and refine the old list in light of what happened since?

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