DCSD Board Begins Superintendent Search Process with Community Input Meetings
Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences. To fund the search, the board reprioritized its budget and discontinued contracting with a lobbyist to save money.
As a first step in the search process, Ray & Associates is conducting several Community Input Meetings on January 23 and 24 (see the full list of meetings and RSVP here). Additionally, Ray & Associates have released an online survey. The meetings and the survey are both designed to collect feedback on the qualities the Douglas County community believes the school district’s next permanent superintendent should possess. Parents, students, teachers, staff, business leaders, community leaders, grandparents and everyone else that calls Douglas County home are encouraged to attend a meeting and take the survey.
Video message from David Ray, DCSD Board of Education President