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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Superintendent Search Meetings Schedule Update

According to the Seattle Public Schools website, the superintendent search meetings scheduled for today (1/16) and tomorrow (1/17) have been postponed for a week until 1/23 and 1/24.

The meetings for Thursday will be held as scheduled. The Community Meetings page says:

January is the most important month in the Superintendent Search process. This is the time when we want to hear from community members about what qualities the new superintendent will need to best lead the district.

Please come to a community meeting, share your thoughts about needed traits and qualifications, and complete a survey. This information will be used by board members to develop a profile of desired characteristics. The profile will direct the search consultants as they recruit qualified candidates from across the nation.

Community meetings will be facilitated by Ray & Associates, the search consultants assisting the School Board, and hosted by Seattle Council PTSA. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided, and translators will be available as noted.

Thursday, January 18

6:00pm - Hamilton Middle School Lunchroom (Spanish*)

8:00pm - Whitman Middle School Library

8:00pm - Washington Middle School Lunchroom (Chinese, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese*)

Tuesday, January 23

9:00am - Stanford Center

6:00pm - McClure Middle School Lunchroom

8:00pm - Summit K-12 Lunchroom (Amharic, Chinese, Spanish, Tigrigna*)

Wednesday, January 24

6:00pm - Madison Middle School Lunchroom (Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese*)

8:00pm - Aki Kurose Middle School Lunchroom (Chinese, Lao, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese*)

*Translators for the specified languages will be available at this meeting.


Meetings will also be held with district employees and with representatives of community organizations and associations (by invitation).

Individuals who are not able to attend the meetings are welcome to provide input via email to superintendentsearch@seattleschools.org; via mail to Board Office, MS 11-010, Box 34165, Seattle, WA, 98124-1165, or by phone at (206) 252-0040. To ensure consideration as the profile is developed, comments must be received, or postmarked, by Wednesday, January 24.

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