Community input sought in hiring new superintendent

October 27, 2013

Dear Community Members,

The Gallia County Local Schools Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) to assist us with our search for a new superintendent. In our effort to make the best possible selection, we have included in the search process a time for our consultant, Cheryl Ryan, to meet with staff, students and community in a focus group setting. The focus groups are intended to help us develop a profile for our next school leader, informed by the common themes that emerge. This will be helpful during the candidate screening and interview phase as we search for the perfect fit.

The conversations will take place during several session on Wednesday, October 30 — each designated for a targeted audience — and will focus on three areas:

1. Major issues facing the district for the next three to five years;

2. Performance expectations for the next superintendent;

3. Personal and professional qualities to be sought in the next superintendent.

You are a valued participant and stakeholder in our school district and community. Your participation in a focus group is important to us. Please consider attending a focus group for community members on October 30 at 5 p.m. at the Gallia County School Board Office. The session will be 45 minutes to one hour in length. If you are planning on applying for the position then please do not attend this session. Instead, please drop your suggestions off in a sealed envelope addressed to Cheryl Ryan prior to the meeting date or email her directly at The Gallia County School Board Office is located at 230 Shawnee Lane, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

On behalf of the entire Board of Education, that you in advance for your willingness to participate and for your dedication to the students in the Gallia County Local School District.


Scott Williamson, President

Gallia County Schools Board of Education