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Press Release: Berkeley School Board Encourages Community Participation in Search for Next Superintendent

From Mark Coplan, BUSD Information Officer
Saturday February 23, 2013 - 03:48:00 PM

The Berkeley School Board has begun its search for the next Superintendent of Schools, with the guidance of professionals from Ray & Associates, a highly experienced school executive search firm.  

Ray & Associates is using the Leadership Profile developed with substantial community input in 2012. As reflected in the profile criteria, the professionals from Ray & Associates will be searching for an instructional leader and strong communicator who is committed to the beliefs and values of the Berkeley public school community. 

It is the intent of the members of the Board to lead a transparent process, offering widely distributed updates along with the opportunities for additional community input.  

The Superintendent Search webpage will be updated regularly and members of the community are encouraged to subscribe to the district’s biweekly email newsletter, the A+ News.  

The community survey is online in both English and Spanish, and remains open until March 5. Community forums are scheduled for February 28, March 1 and 2, with English/Spanish interpretation at all meetings. 

Community Forums 

  • Thursday February 28th at Malcolm X School - 1731 Prince Street, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday March 1st at King Middle School - 1781 Rose Street, 7-8:30 p.m. (In Spanish)
  • Saturday March 2nd BUSD Administration Building, 2020 Bonar Street Room 126, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
If you are unable to attend a Community Forum you are encouraged to complete the on-line survey linked above.