November 7, 2017
February 2, 2018

Community members are  encouraged to share input through the Community Engagement Survey. This information will be used by the Board to determine the desired characteristics of the next superintendent.

2017 PAUSD Superintendent Search Process Timeline

Date Event
June 29, 2017 Max McGee retirement announced
Sept. 26, 2017 BoE meeting - Preliminary discussion of search process
Oct. 24, 2017 BoE meeting - Process for selecting search firm
Oct. 27, 2017 Community announcement process and timeline
Oct. 27, 2017 BoE President invites proposals from 6-8 search firms
Nov. 8, 2017 BoE deadline for receiving search firm proposals
Nov. 8, 2017 Superintendent Search webpage on PAUSD website goes live
Nov. 14, 2017 Regular Board Meeting to review firm's proposals and select three-to-four firms for in-person interviews
Nov. 16, 2017 BoE meeting: selection of 3-4 search firm finalists & criteria
Nov. 17, 2017 BoE President sends invitations for finalists to present
Nov. 28, 2017 BoE meeting: 3-4 presentations/selection from search firm
Nov. 29, 2017 Community announcement of selection of search firm
Dec. 5, 2017 BoE meeting - verbal update during Board Operations
Dec. 7, 2017 BoE study session with search firm on attributes/timeline
Dec. 12, 2017 BoE study session with search firm on process/timeline
December 21, 2017 Community announcement inviting community input at community forums
January 8-16, 2018 Online survey available to public for completion
January 12, 17, 18, 19, 2018 Focus groups and community input
January 17, 2018 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

Community forum at Lewis and Joan Platt Family YMCA, 550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto

January 18, 2018 (6:00pm - 7:00pm) Two community forums:  Media Arts Center (MAC) Atrium, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road and Library at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road
February 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting - Review leadership profile report and finalize criteria for superintendent search criteria
March 21, 2018 Top candidates interviewed by HYA
March 27, 2018 (two hours total) HYA meets with Board to identify slate of semifinalists, plan initial interviews, and develop questions (open and closed session)
April 11-12, 2018 Board interviews slate of semifinalists
April 17-18, 2018 Board conducts second interview with finalists and determines preferred candidate
TBD Board visits district of finalist/s if desired
TBD Finalize contract; approve appointment
TBD Introduce superintendent
July 1, 2018 New superintendent begins