Duanesburg Board of Education seeks community input to inform upcoming search for next superintendent of schools

The Board of Education met with Anita Murphy and Lynne Wells, search consultants from Capital Region BOCES at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 to outline a plan for finding the next superintendent of schools.

The first step is to gather community feedback via an online survey and a series of focus groups held this fall.

The brief, anonymous survey seeks input about what characteristics and skills are desired of the next superintendent. The survey is for all members of the greater school community, including students, parents, staff and residents. It will remain open until Friday, Nov. 17.

Take the superintendent search survey.

Focus groups will take place with various stakeholder groups. The schedule includes:

Tuesday, Oct. 24: 
– high school students (in the HS media center, 7:45 a.m.)
– district administrators (district office, 9-10 a.m.)
– elementary school parents/guardians (HS auditorium, 6-7 p.m.)
– secondary school parents/guardians (HS auditorium, 7-8 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 25:
– teachers/staff (virtual via Zoom, 3-4 p.m.)
– community (virtual via Zoom, 7-8 p.m.)

Feedback from the survey and focus groups will inform the invitation to apply, slated to go live in December.

The board of education’s goal is to have the next superintendent in place by next summer.

The district is seeking a new superintendent to replace Dr. James Niedermeier, who announced his resignation in June.