The Carson City School District and its Board of Trustees are seeking input from the local community on the desired characteristics for its next superintendent in a community survey that will remain open through Nov. 5.
The Nevada Association of School Boards was chosen as the hosting firm to help the Carson City school board with the hiring process at its Sept. 28 board meeting after a review of three firms.
The survey is intended to help collect feedback from families, district staff members and community members on a number of qualities in superintendent candidates who demonstrate personal integrity, educational expertise, exceptional communication skills, news media interview experience, team-mindedness and has the ability to be fiscally focused. The survey also will ask about traits about candidates who would value technology, have business/budget skills, are excellent in interpersonal and instructional skills, can work with the school board, staff and patrons and are focused on student achievement.
School board president Joe Cacioppo said the survey is essential for determining the board’s own screening process.
“Although there are common characteristics that each community desires, there are frequently board and community-specific characteristics that will separate specific candidates from others during the screening process,” said Carson City School Board President Joe Cacioppo. “Collecting data from this survey will assist us and our screening team in identifying these unique and desirable characteristics as we evaluate each candidate.”
Available in English or Spanish, the survey can be completed using a desktop computer or mobile device. Participation in the survey is voluntary and responses will remain anonymous.
Hosted by NASB’s Superintendent Search Service, the online survey is open from Oct. 27 through Nov. 5. Access the survey by clicking here.
The survey in English is available here. Take the survey in Spanish here.