The Cold Spring School community is searching for a new Superintendent/Principal to begin July 1, 2017.  For the latest information please continue to read more.       

 

December 12, 2016

The Governing Board voted unanimously to proceed with a search for a new Superintendent/Principal to replace our current Superintendent/Principal, Dr. Price, who will be leaving the position as of June 30, 2017.

December 19, 2016

The Governing Board discussed, edited, and approved a formal Request for Proposal (RFP), a list of professional executive search firms to send the RFP to, and a DRAFT Timeline for the Superintendent/Principal search process.

December 19, 2016 Special Session Agenda and Board Packet

December 19, 2016 Special Session Minutes

Approved Request for Proposal (RFP)

January 6, 2017

The Governing Board met to review the five proposals from professional executive search firms that they had received in response to their RFP.  The Board voted unanimously to interview Leadership Associates, Education Leadership, and McPherson & Jacobson.

January 6, 2017 Special Session Agenda

          January 6, 2017 Special Session Minutes

January 12, 2017

The Governing Board met to interview consultants from Leadership Associates and McPherson & Jacobson.

January 12, 2017 Special Session Agenda and Board Packet

January 12, 2017 Special Session Minutes

January 16, 2017

The Governing Board met to interview a consultant from Education Leadership.  After much discussion, the Board voted unanimously to hire McPherson & Jacobson to assist them in their search for a new Superintendent/Principal.

January 16, 2017 Special Session Agenda

January 16, 2017 Special Session Minutes

January 30, 2017

A Sub-Committee of the Governing Board met with Ben Johnson II and Robert Ferguson, the McPherson & Jacobson consultants who will be conducting our search.  We began to develop a timeline for the search process, as well as a plan to gather input from various stakeholder groups to identify the most important characteristics, skills, and experience that we would all like our new Superintendent/Principal to possess.

January 31, 2017

The Governing Board met to discuss and consider certain details regarding the Superintendent/Principal search process.  We developed the following timeline:

February 6- McPherson & Jacobson will commence advertising the position

February 21 and 22- McPherson & Jacobson will conduct community stakeholder meetings.

March 24 -The applications window will be closed.

April 7 and 8- The Governing Board will review applications and select candidates to interview.

April 28 and 29- Candidate interviews will be conducted.

April 29- The Governing Board will select our new Superintendent/Principal

May 8- The Governing Board will approve the contract and introduce the new Superintendent/Principal to the community.

TBD- A reception will be held to welcome our new Superintendent/Principal.

The Governing Board identified the stakeholder groups that will be invited to meet with the McPherson & Jacobson consultants on February 21 & 22 to provide their input as to the characteristics, skills, and experience that they would all like our new Superintendent/Principal to possess.  A schedule of the stakeholder meetings will be posted soon.

The stakeholder groups are:      

Governing Board

CSEA teachers/Specialist teachers

Instructional Aides

Administration and Special Education

Parent Club

Cold Spring Foundation

Student Council

Community Leaders

 

In addition, an evening meeting will be held to which the entire community will be invited and an online survey will be conducted.

To assist and inform the Board during the interview process, the Board will select an 8-member committee (made up of representatives from the various stakeholder groups listed above) who will conduct their own interviews of the final candidates.  More information about the selection of the members of this committee and the interview process will be posted soon.  The committee’s input to the Board will be advisory, and the Board will make the final decision as to who to hire as our new Superintendent/Principal. 

January 31, 2017 Special Session Agenda

January 31, 2017 Special Session Minutes