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Superintendent Search Surveys

The New Haven Unified School District is seeking the community's input in its search for a Superintendent.
In August of 2013, the New Haven Unified School District Board of Education adopted a "Co-Superintendency" model to lead the District.  Chief Academic Officer, Arlando Smith, and Chief Business Officer, Akur Varadarajan, were chosen to take on these roles in addition to serving in their existing capacities.

At the Board's October 18, 2016 meeting, they announced that the Co-Superintendency model had served its purpose and that the Board would begin a Superintendent search with the intent that the search be concluded by the end of the 2016-17 school year.  In order to facilitate that search, the District has secured the services of McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., an executive search firm.

The search firm is meeting with the various stakeholders throughout the community to gain their input in regards to what qualities and characteristics they are looking for in a Superintendent.  To that end, the firm is hosting two Community Forums.  The first forum will be held on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:00 pm (please note that this is an added event).  The second forum will be held on Thursday, February 9, starting at 6:30 pm.  Both forums will be held at the Educational Services Center, located at 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd.  The community is invited to attend these forums and provide their input.  Spanish translation will be available.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but are interested in providing input to the search firm, please click the appropriate link below to answer a brief, five-question survey.

Community Input Survey (English)

Community Input Survey (Spanish)

Community Input Survey (Tagalog)