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Superintendent Search Process

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COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS:
 
  • Virtual Community Meeting Monday, February 26 at 5 PM: Link: https://bit.ly/42OboUK
  • Next In-Person Community Input Meeting held Wednesday, February 28 at 6 PM at Telesis Academy Cafeteria, at 2800 E. Hollingworth Street, West Covina.
Community Superintendent Search Online Survey Now Open
FEBRUARY 20, 2024:
 
The Board of Education is seeking input from its education partners as it searches for the next Superintendent. This survey will help the Board of Education assess the community's interests surrounding the experiences, leadership qualities, and personal attributes you believe the incoming Superinendent should possess. Please take a moment to fill out this important survey.
 
Survey closes March 1, 2024 at midnight.
Please find below the timeline for the Superintendent Search process from Education Support Services (ESS) Group.
 
For additional information about the search process, please contact ESS advisers:
Dr. Suzette Lovely [email protected] 949-283-7862
Ms. Beverly Hempstead [email protected] 714-746-6828
Dr. Steven Keller [email protected] 714-272-3928
 
FEBRUARY 14, 2024 COMMUNICATION UPDATE:
 
Community Input Meetings for Next Superintendent Set for February 21 and February 28 at 6 PM - FOOD PROVIDED
 
The Governing Board of the Rowland Unified School District has engaged the services of Education Support Services (ESS) Group in supporting the Board in gathering input from the RUSD community for the qualities and characteristics of the District's next Superintendent. RUSD families, caregivers, employees and community members are invited to share their voice at two Community Input Meetings:
 
Wednesday, February 21 from 6 - 7 PM
Alvarado Intermediate (Multipurpse Room)
1901 S. Desire Ave., Rowland Heights
 
OR
 
Wednesday, February 28 from 6 - 7 PM
Telesis Academy (Cafeteria)
2800 E. Hollingworth Street, West Covina
 
Meeting Topics:
  • What are the strengths of the Rowland Unified School District?
  • What are the qualities and characteristics desired in the next Superintendent?
  • What are the challenges and needs that the District faces?
 
Food and Spanish/Chinese translators will be provided at each meeting.
 
FEBRUARY 6, 2024 COMMUNICATION UPDATE:
At the Special Board Meeting last night, February 5, 2024, the Board of Education interviewed executive search firms that submitted a proposal for consideration in supporting the Board in the selection of the next Superintendent. The firms that presented were McPherson and Jacobson, LLC, The Cosca Group, Educational Support Services Group (ESS), Hazard, Young and Attea, and Leadership Associates. 
 
The Board made the unanimous decision to select Educational Services Support Group  (ESS) in response to their very detailed and thorough proposal. At this Thursday's February 8, 2024 Board of Education meeting, a contract for services will be on the agenda for Board approval.
To view last night's meeting via Zoom, click here.

JANUARY 31, 2024 COMMUNICATION UPDATE:

A Special Board of Education Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5:30 PM where recruitment firms that specialize in the Superintendent search process will present to the Board. The Board Meeting will be in-person and held virtually.

 

Click here to view the Special Board of Education Meeting Agenda for February 5, 2024.

JANUARY 19, 2024 COMMUNICATION:

Before the Winter Break, Rowland Unified Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell announced her retirement that will be effective at the end of the 2023-2024 school year, on June 30, 2024.

 

At the January 18, 2024 Board of Education Meeting, the Board discussed the initial phase in the process of selecting the next Superintendent.

 

Next steps: At the January 18, 2024 Board of Education Meeting the Board took action to contact seven firms that specialize in the Superintendent search process:

· The Cosca Group

· Dave Long and Associates

· Educational Support Services Group (ESS)

· Hazard, Young and Attea

· Leadership Associates

· McPherson and Jacobson, LLC

· Ray and Associates

 

Each firm will be invited to submit a proposal on or before January 31, 2024 that would include conducting employee and community engagement services to develop a leadership profile with the qualities and characteristics desired by the RUSD community in the next Superintendent. Firms would also include information about a second phase of the process, if needed, for a broader recruitment. A Special Board Meeting, tentatively scheduled for February 5, 2024, will be held where those who submit a proposal will present and be interviewed by the Board.