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Downey Unified School District
Superintendent Search

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September 17, 2012 Board Planning Meeting - Time 1:00, District Office
October 9-11, 2012
The 9th will be concluded at 2:00 pm
The 10th will hold two community forums.
Sites to be determined.
On line survey will run for 10 days during this period.
Leadership profile focus groups, consultants meet with staff, parents, Board members, community members and local officials designated by The Board of Education to receive feedback.
October 29, 2012

5:00 pm District office
Special Board meeting to present and review leadership profile report and finalize criteria for superintendent search.
October 31, 2012 Consultants develop job description and advertise where requested by the Board of Education.
November 1, 2012 Start recruiting process.
December 7, 2012 Recommended application deadline - applications will still be accepted until position is filled.
December 7-21, 2012 Review applications and conduct background checks.
January 4-5, 2013
Location: TBD
Top candidates are interviewed by the consultants.
Location to be determined.
January 7-18, 2013 Extensive background checks on those that will be presented to the Board for first interview consideration.
January 19, 2013

Closed session 9:00 am District office
Special Board Meeting for consultants to meet with the Board of Education to identify finalists and to plan initial interviews and develop questions.
January 25-26, 2013

(consultants will be present on the last interview to help with the selection of those who will move to the second round) 8:00 am District office CLOSED SESSION
Board interviews slate of first round finalists. The Board will meet with consultants at the conclusion of the final interviews; consultants will conduct extensive background checks on the finalists.
February 6-9, 2013

You will need 3 days if 3 candidates are identified (consultants will be present on the 9th to assist the Board with their final deliberations).
9:00 am District office CLOSED SESSION
Second interview with the Board of Education.
*TBD Board of Education visits district of the finalists.
*TBD Downey Board of Education extends an offer of employment.
*TBD Press Release
*TBD Community reception
*Time and place TBD