The Atlanta Board of Education’s Superintendent Search Committee has released the schedule for four community input sessions – May 15, 16, 20 and 21. The sessions are designed to give citizens the opportunity to provide feedback on the characteristics they believe are critical in the next Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent.
The Superintendent Search Committee has committed to gathering input from all key stakeholders such as parents, teacher and students. “All members of the search committee affirm the importance of gathering extensive community input in this search,” said committee chair Ann Cramer, who is a retired IBM executive and mother of former APS students. “We hope everyone interested will take advantage of this opportunity, and we pledge to provide full transparency during the process.”
The search committee will also post an online survey to gather input from community members, using it as well as the input from the community sessions to develop a profile for the next Atlanta Public Schools superintendent. The committee will then submit the profile to the Atlanta Board of Education for review and approval. After approval by the Board of Education, the search committee will use the profile to attract and recruit potential candidates. Ultimately the committee will recommend three to five candidates for the Board’s consideration.
The Superintendent Search Committee will hold community meetings at schools in every cluster. The purpose of the meetings is to obtain input regarding the profile for the next superintendent. The meeting dates and locations are listed below. All meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For updates, please visit www.atlantapublicschools.us/superintendentsearch