Superintendent Search Timeline

Superintendent Search Timeline


At the November 10, 2016 school board meeting, the board established the timeline for the superintendent search.  The school board is committed to an open and transparent process with stakeholder input.  The goal of the board is to recruit and hire the best superintendent for the North Kitsap community. 

Community input was collected from the Focus Group Forums and surveys and reviewed to create a robust description of what North Kitsap desires in a superintendent.  Additionally, community and staff input will be collected at the semi-finalist and finalist interviews and used to make selections.


February 25           Special Meeting to Interview Semi-Finalists – open to the public

Semi-finalists will be interviewed.  Feedback will be solicited from staff and community about each semi-finalist.  The board will convene in closed session to deliberate about the candidates and review the input.  Finalists will be selected.

March 6,7,8            Finalists Visit

One finalist per day will visit and have both staff and community presentations, where input will be collected for the board.  The board will interview each candidate in a closed session. The board will also deliberate on qualifications and review the collected staff and community feedback.

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If needed, the board will conduct site visits of the finalist’s school districts.

March 23                Regular School Board Meeting

The board will make the final selection of superintendent in Action portion of meeting and finalize the contract.

Completed Timeline Tasks

December 1           Focus Group Forums

Forums were conducted by Northwest Leadership to collect staff, student, parent and community input.

December 8 -9      Focus Group Forums

Forums were conducted by Northwest Leadership to collect staff, student, parent and community input.  Forums scheduled for December 9th were rescheduled for December 15th due to snow closures.


December 15         Special School Board Study Session – open to the public

Study session conducted by Northwest Leadership with the school board to review the results of the focus groups and survey, and define search criteria.

January 26             Regular School Board Meeting – open to the public

Northwest Leadership conducted a mid-search report where information was provided about the candidate pool.  View the report.

February 16           Special School Board Session 5pm-8pm

The board convened in closed session with Northwest Leadership to review qualifications of the candidate pool based on criteria made with staff, student, parent and community input.  The board will selected semi-finalists in closed session and announced semifinalists on Friday, February 17.

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