Board of Education Announces Public Meetings for Superintendent Search

Wednesday, October 3 is the next scheduled public meeting for the superintendent search.

On August 27, 2018, the Edwardsville CUSD 7 Board of Education approved the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) for their upcoming Superintendent search to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Andre on July 1, 2019. On September 10, 2018, the Board of Education discussed and approved Executive Search Services in Open Session.

An Online Survey will be made available to the staff, parents, and community to solicit their input on priorities regarding the person to be sought as superintendent. In-District Focus Groups will also be utilized as the IASB consultant acts as an unbiased interviewer/facilitator to gather perceptions of the administration, staff, and members of the school community, regarding the characteristics and skills to be sought in a new superintendent. There will be pre-interviews to interact and evaluate the suitability of applicants as to the ideal candidate criteria, as well as the culture of the community. IASB will also facilitate In-District Stakeholder Group interviews with semi-finalists identified by the Board. The stakeholder group (identified by the board) will meet each semi-finalist candidate and provide input on each candidate’s potential for success.

The Board of Education has set two dates for their first community stakeholder sessions:

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Edwardsville High School Media Center
6161 Center Grove Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Liberty Middle School Auditorium
#1 District Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
7:00 p.m.