WESTFIELD, NJ — The school board is asking community members about the critical issues the district will face, what educational background residents want to see in a school district superintendent, and what leadership style the public wants in the district’s top administrator.

A survey announced by the Board of Education Thursday is intended to gather feedback as the board searches for a new superintendent of schools in anticipation of Superintendent Margaret Dolan’s July 1 retirement.

“Input from all of our stakeholders is so important to the process,” said Board of Education President Amy Root in a news release, adding that the board will hold virtual public meetings in March. “Survey responses are anonymous and NJSBA will use them to develop and shape interview questions and candidate review documents.”

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On Feb. 5, the school board hired the New Jersey School Boards Association to assist it in its search for a superintendent. Board members approved $15,000 to pay the association for its work.

A job posting the NJSBA has released for the position seeks a “visionary and innovative educator to serve as its next leader” to serve the district, which educates approximately 6,300 students Pre-K — grade 12 in 10 schools.

Click here to access the community survey.
Click here to access the survey for district staff.

The district is posting resources related to the search here on its website.

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