The Olympia School Board has begun a search for the district’s next superintendent, and it wants to hear from the community as part of that process.
Parents, students and community members are invited to take an online survey that will be active through Thursday on the district’s website, osd.wednet.edu. The survey was developed by Northwest Leadership Associates, the search firm hired by the board. Residents who can’t complete the survey online can pick up a paper copy at any school office in the district.
The School Board also has a series of community forums lined up that are designed to determine what people think are the district’s strengths and challenges, as well as what qualifications and qualities they want to see in its next leader, officials say.
The meetings are set for:
▪ 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE.
▪ 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Ave. NW.
▪ The district also is co-hosting a forum with Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia for Spanish-speaking families. An interpreter will be at the meeting, 5-6 p.m. Monday at CIELO, 1202 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Suite B1.
Superintendent Dick Cvitanich, who has led the district for five years, recently announced that he’ll retire June 30. He has worked in education for 42 years.