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GPS Governing Board Brief - September 7, 2017
Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Meeting

(Gilbert, AZ) -- As the 2016-17 school year drew to an end, Gilbert Public Schools began the process to find a new District Superintendent.

The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board began taking a series of steps in early June to ensure a prompt and transparent search process with input from stakeholders and community involvement.

On June 6th, after considering bids from three different search firms, Gilbert’s Board selected the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) to lead the search process.

In conjunction with ASBA, the Board set specific components of the search process, including advertising the position, a job description, and an electronic community survey. They were posted on July 10th.

The eSurvey to collect community input closed on July 31st, after receiving a record number of responses. The Board reviewed these results on August 8th, with ASBA reporting over 5,500 responses and 8,000 individual comments. The full results of the eSurvey, which consisted of 11 questions, were made public on August 9th.

As the search process moved forward, a community forum was held on August 9th. The forum had the participation of the Board, district administrators and community members.

The superintendent job posting remained open until August 16th. During a special meeting on August 30th, the Board reviewed 27 applications for the position, narrowing down the number of applicants to six.

The Board will hold a special meeting on September 12th to meet and interview these six applicants and to select finalists for the position.

On September 19th, the final candidates will tour Gilbert’s schools and will be introduced during a community forum to take place at Campo Verde High School. This forum will have a question and answer format, and it will be held in the school’s auditorium.

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