Wichita superintendent survey results released

January 27, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita school board has been asking for the public's input on what they want to see in a new superintendent.  

Over 2,500 people responded to the school board's survey which was released on Friday.

KSN News reports the Kansas Association of School Boards spearheaded the community survey for USD 259, asking residents their top priorities in a candidate.

“They want somebody that’s collaborative,” said Brian Jordan, the Asst. Executive Director of Leadership Services with the Kansas Association of School Boards.  He explained the data to the USD 259 school board.

He found that there were several important qualities people want in a new superintendent.

The first, involved personal quality. The majority of people said they desire a person with a “kids first personality”.

The second, was leadership qualities. They want someone who is willing to advocate for school system at the state and federal level.

And the third, someone who’s not new to the job.

School officials are working to finish the profile on the superintendent application, and plan to open up the application process to internal candidates by early next week. 

After that, the board will decide if they want to expand the search to outside applicants.
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