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Superintendent Search

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Click HERE to see the District and Community Survey Data with No Students

Click HERE to see the Student Only Survey Data

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November 30, 2020

Dear District Staff and Community Members:

The Carthage ESD #317 Board of Education has begun the search process for a new superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year. We have selected SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT, an educational search firm, to assist us in this process.

We are interested in receiving your input about the new superintendent. We would appreciate it if you would take about five minutes to fill out an online survey that will be available from December 28, 2020 - January 8, 2021. 

Please click HERE to take the District and Community Survey.  In addition to the survey, if you would like to provide input on the district's strengths, the district's challenges, and the skills and characteristics the next superintendent should possess, the SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT consultants invite you to attend one of the open forums listed below. 

*Carthage ESD #317 Staff Members
Via Zoom - January 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Please RSVP by December 18, 2020 to: dwhite@cesd317.org
(A securte Zoom link will be sent on January 5, 2021 to all who have registered)

*Carthage ESD #317 Community Members
Via Zoom - January 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Please RSVP by December 18. 2020 to: dwhite@cesd317.org
(A secure Zoom link will be sent on January 5, 2021 to all who have registered)

Findings from the survey, the open forums, and several focus group conversations will be used to develop a New Superintendent Profile that will be reported to the Board on January 13, 2021.

As we move forward, our most important consideration is securing the strongest candidate pool, and ultimately the best person to lead the district.  To that end, the Board of Education has decided to conduct a confidential search and only the final candidate's name will be announced publicly.

The Board of Education looks forward to your support and assistance with this very important undertaking.  Please feel free to contact the lead consultant assisting us if you have any questions or comments regarding the search: Ms. Diane Robertson - Diane.Robertson@schoolexecconnect.com.

We look forward to your input as we search for a new superintendent to lead Carthage ESD #317.


Mr. Brent Ufkes

President, Board of Education Carthage ESD #317


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